Procurement Specialist


This role will sit in our Brentwood, TN corporate office.
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If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us!  You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness. 
Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status.  Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance
  • Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
  • Variety of Associate Discounts
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply. 
Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.


Responsible for category management, strategic sourcing, and, or supplier relationship management as directed by the Procurement department. Responsible for the day to day activities related to Brookdale communities and corporate offices spend in various categories.

  1. Utilizes Procurement processes to ensure that suppliers are selected and, or contracts executed that meet the needs of Brookdale communities and corporate offices, while providing synergy in processes and, or savings.
  2. Negotiates and implements local, regional, and national agreements and, or process enhancements to support the savings and service goals of the Procurement team.
  3. Drives contract and vendor compliance to the new and existing national agreements and programs.
  4. Supports communication and training to associates of preferred programs and processes.
  5. Assists associates with general questions on preferred suppliers, programs, and processes.
  6. Completes monthly reporting and analysis.
  7. Tracks contract expiration and renewal and, or invoice processes utilized by supplier.
  8. Facilitates knowledge share with Procurement team, Accounts Payable, Operations, Finance, Asset Management, and other teams as necessary for consistency in research, quality assurance, process, and performance metrics and pricing.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.


Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) from four-year College or university preferred. Entry level to four years related experience and training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven success sourcing categories, managing categories, and, or supplier relationship management for a national, multi-location organization including: managing RFP’s, supplier relationships, contract compliance, etc.


Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements


Management/Decision Making
Uses limited independent judgement to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.


Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has a working knowledge of the organization. Strong customer service skills and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel are required. Demonstrated ability to influence and partner with key internal and external stakeholders. Strong analytical background – proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word. Strong communication skills. Research and data analysis – cost structure analysis skills.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Talk or hear
  • Exposure to latex
  • Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds  
  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
  • Requires Travel: Occasionally
  • Vision


Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Procurement Specialist

Regular Full-Time
ID: 2022-184834
Finance - Procurement

PAY RANGE: $46,540 - $58,180 / year

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Brookdale Corporate - Nashville
111 Westwood Place,
Brentwood, TN 37027
field26665 Corporate

Regular Full-Time
ID: 2022-184834
Finance - Procurement

PAY RANGE: $46,540 - $58,180 / year