Director Procurement


About EXPR

EXPR is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the online store. EXPR is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it and for more information about our brands, please visit , or .


As Express, Inc. continues its transformation journey to focus on growth, capability and efficiency, a newly created Director Procurement role has been established. The role is responsible for building out a procurement function with the primary mission to get the most value for the Company's spend on indirect goods and services.

  • Establish, develop, and lead the newly created enterprise purchasing function including policy and processes necessary to support Non-Inventory Purchasing - Areas of focus include such departments as IT/Facilities/Retail/Office Supplies with a focus on driving results and influencing change
  • Direct and partner with stakeholders to drive procurement discipline for decentralized purchasing including across IT, facilities and retail store operations of our brands
  • Manage and negotiate RFP process to deliver savings, cost avoidance and competitive pricing within the supplier base
  • Develop and monitor performance against financial targets, quality, performance and productivity
  • Proactively identifies vendor opportunities and makes recommendations to drive value
  • Drives continuous innovation and improvement in procurement and sourcing programs
  • Oversee the development, monitoring and analysis and reporting of key procurement metrics and spend analytics
  • Provide resources, process expertise, best practices and tools for sourcing
  • Leads and mentors the new procurement team employees to achieve Procurement excellence
  • Prepare, communicate and educate stakeholders in policies and practices

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience working in a procurement department with increasing level of responsibility
  • Retail experience preferred

Critical Skills & Attributes:
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and prioritize projects in a dynamic growth environment
  • Strong leader who enjoys developing talent
  • Attention to detail and follow up
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Understanding of business/contract issues and broad understanding of competitive products/services, technology, and market and industry issues
  • Knowledge of supplier ecosystems and markets that service above categories
  • Proven expertise in implementing and managing change across all levels of an organization
  • Strategic and project management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills, contract management and the ability to work with the Legal team


An equal opportunity employer, EXPR does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. EXPR only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. EXPR is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that EXPR does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, EXPR will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.