Procurement Director at Cedar Fair Corporate

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description:


We make it rewarding to deliver FUN!  

We’re Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world with 13 amusement parks in North America.



Cedar Fair is seeking a Procurement Directors at the Charlotte, NC corporate office for the following categories:

- Merchandise & Games 

- Indirects

- MRO (Maintenance, Repair, & Operations) and FM (Facilities Management)


The Directors reporting to the SVP Procurement, will support the broader objective of managing the company’s $800M+ external spend of goods & services.  Specifically, they will provide spend management leadership for select business-critical categories. In this role, they will be responsible for category strategy and management, as well as all relevant supplier relationships.  They will interface with park operations and corporate functions to support top-line and bottom-line objectives of the company. 

How You'll Make A Difference:

  • Develop and execute a 3-5-year category strategy for expenditures that appropriately reflects the supply market and helps fulfill company long-term objectives.

  • Identify and assess supply market trends: supplier dynamics, pricing structures, commodity price changes, M&A activity, capacity constraints, etc.  Assess internal demand and usage patterns, and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Execute category strategic sourcing events, including leading development of RFx documents, pricing and bid sheets, supplier proposal response analysis, supplier negotiations, award decisions, and contracting.

  • Manage supplier relationships and performance for relevant categories, as well as other category-related activities such as development of common taxonomy, development of policies and processes, and implementation and maintenance of relevant systems.

  • Team with park and functional stakeholders on procurement needs for relevant categories.

  • Advocate and lead the continued development of Cedar Fair’s Procurement function, including measurement and tracking of benefits, compliance monitoring, and management report-outs. Champion the professional development of other Procurement team members.  

We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related (Procurement, Supply Chain, Business, Accounting preferred)

  • 8-10 years of experience

  • 4-6 years of procurement experience. Familiarity with supply markets and major industry players for relevant categories.  Strong quantitative aptitude, problem solving, and critical reasoning skills.

  • Prefer working experience in the category-related industries. 

  • MS Excel and PowerPoint proficiency preferred.


Ready to make a difference? Apply today!