AARP Procurement Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Procurement Manager make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Procurement Manager at companies like AARP in the United States is $138,942 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $119,611 and $158,273. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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Business Unit Description

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.

Financial and Operational Services (FOS) manages AARP's multi-year financial planning, budgeting and forecasting; treasury and investments; tax reporting and planning; and accounting and financial reporting activities. The division provides project management and training and support for the systems used to manage AARP’s money and assets. 


Leads one of AARP’s major spend categories and will be a back-up support for at least one other category.

  1. Leads category management efforts in one of AARP’s four main spend areas; (1) print, (2) IT, (3) marketing and advertising, or (4) services (each category is over $100 million in annual spend).
  2. Serves as the procurement subject-matter-expert in one of the four categories above.
  3. Collaborates with business unit leadership to develop annual category management plans that include an annual sourcing calendar, a supply market overview, summary of business needs and cost drivers, and current supply-base overview (complete with listing of expiring agreements and plan of action).
  4. Leads the large, complex sourcing and negotiation efforts as part of the category management plan.
  5. Leads and manages sourcing teams, including multiple business units and other procurement management resources.
  6. Meets annual category management objectives and targets related to spend under management, spend under contract and through approved buying channels, savings, and other efficiencies.
  7. Builds and maintains key business unit and supplier relationships, resolving disputes and driving innovation and continuous improvement.
  8. Oversees customer and supplier relationship management.
  9. Facilitates compliance with AARP procurement policies and procedures by setting an example, educating partners, and appropriately escalating issues, when required or unsure.
  10. Sets a leadership example for staff and the broader procurement management team.
  11. Teaches and mentors staff and less-experienced team members.
  12. Leads procurement management-wide initiatives beyond the scope of a given spend category, on occasion and as directed.
  13. Executes supplier agreements (signing the contract) up to $500 million in total value

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred) and 5 or more years of relevant procurement experience -- preferably with the majority in the private sector, with more than $50 million in management spend. 

Must understand category management concept frameworks.

Must show demonstrated leadership, a customer service mindset, and a deep understanding of both the source-to-contract and procure-to-pay segments of procurement operations.

Must demonstrate strong analytical and strategic skills and be comfortable with data manipulation and analysis.

Leadership and subject-matter-expertise in the category lead.

Deep strategic sourcing and negotiations experience.

Relationship management skills and executive presence

Benefits Offered

 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

$119,611 Low Average $138,942 High $158,273

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Procurement Manager in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $119,611 to $158,273 with an average total cash compensation of $138,942. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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