Vail Resorts Director of Strategic Sourcing in Broomfield, Colorado

The Director of Strategic Sourcing delivers to Vail Resorts sustainable procurement value through execution of robust category strategies. The Director role leads teams to identify and implement companywide sourcing initiatives; providing expert category/commodity education, expertise in negotiation and contract language to manage risk, all while driving significant process efficiencies.


  • Accountable for creation and execution of multiyear category strategies; ensure the category strategies align with overall VR strategies and goals

  • Develop overall cost reduction targets and oversee execution of initiatives – accountable for reporting of procurement savings/compliance, inclusive of tracking savings to the P&L

  • Demonstrate extensive professional knowledge and experience of principles and techniques of negotiation to advise the business, direct and secure the best outcome for the company, maximize leverage control and steer complex and critical negotiations

  • Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage

  • Lead the sourcing and analytical teams, ensuring quality performance management, talent management, and succession planning

  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of categories (supplier performance, business adoption, technology enhancements)

  • Evaluate risk associated with VR supply chain and monitor plans and/or processes to manage the risks

  • Apply broad and deep subject matter expertise to solve a variety of highly complex business issues


  • Bachelors Degree required (Supply Chain or Business/Finance preferred) MBA Preferred

  • Minimum 8 years required; must have minimum 5 years in a senior supply chain role

  • Minimum 5 years leadership/management experience required

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills mandatory, significant experience with tier 1 procurement software preferred

  • CPM/CPSM preferred

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at at

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.