Director of Procurement

  • Job Reference: 00002709-1
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Company: Second Life Mac
  • Location: Skokie, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Northeast US Territory Candidates Only. This a Hybrid remote position. Travel is required within the Northeast US Territory.

Job Summary:

Buys devices from Education and Businesses growing your region year over year.  This is important because without buying devices we do not have a company. The more we buy the more we are helping schools and businesses sustain their Apple technology plans. Success in this role requires leading your teams, meeting with them frequently, encouraging new ideas, being respectful and embody an LMA culture:


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Lead, Manage, & Accountability (LMA)


      Give clear direction.

      Provide necessary tools.

      Let go of the vine.

      Act with the greater good in mind.

      Taking Clarity Breaks .


      Keep clear expectations.

      Clear Communication.

      Have the right meeting pulse.

      Do quarterly 1 on 1 conversations.

      Reward and recognize


Great Leaders & Managers are Accountable

DO NOT Pass the Buck Take Ownership

Act! (Take-Action) It's OK to make mistakes.

Don't Place Blame

Be Respectful & Be Accountable


CRC (Coverage, Relationships, Creativity)

Coverage: Every Tech Director who has Apple devices in your region knows, loves, and trusts us.  You have many of the tech directors cell phone numbers and you can text them on any given day to check in.  You are viewed as a friend and confidant, not as a vendor .  You know what accounts are a 1:1 Apple, you know the Apple refresh opportunities, potential flips away from Apple to Chrome.

          Collaborate with your team to gain traction in all areas of your region. 

          Map out the states that you must break into, which states are AE states, and which are DP states of focus for that year. 


Relationships:  Focus on making each customer experience world class and ensure that the client becomes an SLM customer for life.  Give them the best experience possible and go above and beyond.  People remember how you make them feel!  Make them feel like a superstar! 


          Establish relationships with the AFS (Apple Financial Services) teams in your areas. 

          Understand who your customers for life are and replicate that in other states.  


Creativity - We stand out because we are different in this space of ours.  Find out what works in your region. 


Device Cost and Quota 


          All actions should be geared toward achieving your quota each day. 

          Understand the buy prices and ensure you are at or below the buy prices as much as possible throughout the year. 

          LMA your AE's towards delivering part of the quota each year.


Regional Strategy 


          Identify and create a plan for all K-12.

          Know and establish a relationship with all K-12 Apple reps and Regional Managers in K-12 for Apple.

          Develop a strategy for your entire region, K-12, High Education and Enterprise accounts.   

          Create a plan for your annual trade shows and dinners.

          Create a regional strategy and adhere to it each week on how to execute against your number on how many meetings, cold calls, and quotes.

          Review your strategy and revise it each month.

          Analyze what is working in High Education and Enterprise.

          Help, teach, and train what we do, how we do it, so we can all be working towards the common goal of our annual number. 


Required Skills/ Abilities:

         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

         Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

         Exceptional time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

         Capability to function will in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.

         Skillfulness to lead, manage and motivate, and hold accountable team members for their duties and responsibilities in the workplace.



Education and Experience:

      Degree or certificate in business administration or any related field.

      At least five years or more of related experience required.

      Capability to function in a high- paced environment.

      Experience with Salesforce is a plus.



Physical Requirements:

      Travel may be required as needed.

A Pre-screening questionaire will be e-mailed to you following the review of your application.