Service Corporation International (SCI) Corporate - Procurement Manager in Houston, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

Manages the sourcing and purchasing of consumable indirect products and/or services (approximately $70 million annually). Removes cost from consumable goods while sourcing products/services that offer the best all-in value to the Company. Focuses the efforts of the department on ensuring our locations have the highest quality products/services at the most cost effective price. Manages and oversees the team that monitors and supports the on-going activities within the Supply Chain Indirect Supplies Group to ensure compliance with contracted terms and conditions as well as collaboration on specific projects as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Category Management

  • Strategic sourcing and purchasing

  • Indirect Product/Service Management to include Lawn & Grounds, Facilities Maintenance, Pest Control, Security Services, and Machinery Repair and Maintenance

  • Indirect Product/Service Analysis

  • Team Management

Requirements & Qualifications


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Business Administration or a related discipline

  • MBA a plus


  • 7 years of professional purchasing or related management experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising or managing a staff

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strategy development and application

  • Problem solving and decision making

  • Hold gains in process improvements by establishing key performance measurements, benchmarking metrics, and continuous process improvement initiatives to improve process quality on continual basis

  • Understand the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives

  • Understand the dynamics of effective teamwork in order to attain higher levels of performance

  • Demonstrate a commitment to engage teams in other departments or divisions of the organization

  • Drives for results

  • Strong procurement knowledge

  • Demonstrate ability to balance the needs of the organization and the needs of the customer.

  • Effective communicator (verbal/written)

  • Demonstrate ability to map processes of possible consequences of decisions, to work out the importance of individual factors, and to choose the best course of action

  • Effectively locate and source key materials suppliers, while analyzing the total cost associated with procuring an item or service

  • Incorporate contract management and administration when holding suppliers and customers accountable for meeting the work specified in a contract

  • Influence others; persuasively present thoughts and ideas; gain commitment and ensure support for proposed ideas

  • Change, elaborate, adapt, and improve own ideas or those of others

  • Proficient technical skills (PC, MS Office software, internet, Coupa, Oracle)

SCI Overview

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID 2018-Lane-Procurement Manager

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Corporate

Type Full-Time