Procurement Specialist at Risk Strategies

Remote | Full-time
Risk Strategies

Procurement Specialist


United States

Full time


Risk Strategies is a top national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm assisting organizations and individuals to simplify the process of protecting assets, offering benefits and minimizing liability. With over 97 offices and 2,500 employees across the US & Canada, we thrive on our passion to be ranked a Best Places to Work since 2018 by our most important asset, our employees. For 2020, Risk Strategies was named 6th Fastest Growing Firm, 12th Largest Personal Lines Broker, 11th largest privately-held P&C Broker and the 16th largest US Broker by Insurance Journal.

Having pioneered the technology insurance industry in 1982, Safeware is now one of the most recognized names in product protection. Safeware’s innovative approach to insurance and extended warranty solutions has propelled the company into multiple industries including education, corporate technology, fitness, furniture and appliances.

By allowing partners to customize coverage based on their unique needs, Safeware provides best-in-class programs allowing customers to own their products with confidence.

Specialist will be responsible for data gathering, contract negotiations, cost analysis and vendor recruiting as well as but not limited to analysis of organizational data, rates and severity to identify savings-opportunities across the company. They will work with a variety of systems and partner with cross-functional business units.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supports the procurement plan to align with overall sourcing strategy. Parts, Fees, Rates, Negotiations etc.
  • Prepares Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Prepares Request for Information (RFI)
  • Compiles comparative data from suppliers
  • Compiles parts formularies for analysis
  • Identifies cost-saving opportunities and process improvements and recommends changes to direct leader
  • Uses procurement levers to reduce total cost and optimize performance, quality, and service within department categories
  • Supports category planning by using market data and spend analyses
  • Develops and approves sourcing strategies, market testing, negotiation contract finalization and engages in all other source to contract activity
  • Creates and administers department-specific reporting as required to aid in overall planning and strategy
  • Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to direct leader


  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience required in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Business, Procurement and/or Retail Operations or a related field
  • Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
  • Ability to stay organized and multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment potentially in a supervisory capacity
  • Establishes goals and works toward achievement
  • Effective time management; maximizes productivity
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties
  • Skill of aiding procurement and negotiation activities in consideration of cost, quality, delivery, and service.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience
  • Ability to prioritize and work under strict deadlines

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