Legg Mason

  • Procurement Relationship Manager

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
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  • Position Overview

    Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.


    Legg Mason is seeking a Procurement Manager to join the Financial Department in its Harbor East headquarters.  Main responsibilities include managing an outsourced arrangement with a third-party vendor, general procurement activities, and managing the Procurement, Travel and Accounts Payable teams. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Manage relationship with third-party vendor responsible for large sourcing projects.
    • Collaborate with the business to ensure clarity of purchasing specifications and requirements.
    • Delegate and supervise the day-to-day work of the Procurement team.
    • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms.
    • Manage, oversee and provide guidance to the Accounts Payable and Travel teams.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction.
    • Responsible for relationships with internal customers and external vendors to negotiate and review details of purchase agreements.
    • Collaborate with affiliates to consolidate contracts and vendors to improve cost savings.
    • Manage all aspects of strategic relationships with outsourcing providers.
    • Ensure contract cost reductions are continuously sought and the effective and efficient delivery of labor, goods and services.
    • Streamline and automate business processes and improve efficiencies to reduce costs.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration
    • 10+ years’ experience in procurement or purchasing
    • Seasoned manager with strong leadership abilities
    • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of products required
    • Familiarity with Workday and Oracle a strong plus
    • Proven negotiation and networking skills

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Able to interact in a professional manner with employees and colleagues at all levels across the organization
    • Able to work independently
    • Detail oriented and organized

    Company Overview

    About Legg Mason


    Since its founding in 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, Legg Mason has evolved into one of the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional investors.  Today's Legg Mason is a diversified group of global asset management firms ("affiliates") who are recognized for their proven investment expertise and long-term performance. The distinctive Legg Mason “multi-affiliate” business model provides clients with a broad spectrum of Equity, Fixed Income, Liquidity and Alternatives solutions, from mutual funds to US college savings plans to variable annuities to separately managed accounts.

    Legg Mason has approximately 3,100 employees with 31 offices globally.  Acting through its affiliates, Legg Mason provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other investment vehicles. These products and services are offered directly and through global distribution capabilities established with leading partners, including banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and independent advisors.


    Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit-sharing, paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and much more.  Learn more about our benefits here


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