AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.
Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.
Supports Operations Manager with various management activities for AARP Foundation, including the development of procurement policies and processes. Works closely with AARP Foundation departments on planning and execution of requisitions, Purchase Orders and invoicing. Works closely with AARP departments, external vendors, etc. on execution of contracts.
1. Work with business units to identify and prioritize procurement needs.
2. Review requisitions and SOW content to determine the correct documentation required and proper coding.
3. Review vouchers for PO match and appropriate coding.
4. Identify and flag specific federal grants or other donor procurement requirement for AARP Foundation agreements.
5. Analyze product/service spend data across business units.
6. Determine compliance with the competitive sourcing policy.
7. Participate in the RFP process and evaluate and qualify vendors through objective analysis of capabilities.
8. Identify relevant organizations to participate in procurement sourcing.
9. For key products/services, seek to develop mutually beneficial vendor/buyer agreement.
10. Interact as required, with the legal and procurement departments.
11. With Operations Manager, document all aspects of the procurement process.
12. Demonstrates AARP Foundation Core Values and Guiding Principles and ‘One AARP’ attributes and behaviors in all interactions.
13. Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 3 or more years of job related experience. CPM certification preferred.
Proficiency in using contemporary software programs in the completion of duties and responsibilities required.
Demonstrated experience in representing AARP Foundation with vendors and internal organizations.
Requires excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal, presentation and partnership development skills.
Position requires an aptitude for numbers and problem solving.
Knowledge and experience with federal procurement requirements preferred.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft preferred.
AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.