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Employer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Job: Manager of strategic sourcing
"We have over 700 locations through the United States, and actually, globally, and they need to buy stuff. Instead of them going out and shopping, my group goes out and buys it for them. Otherwise, our children wouldn't have toys to play with or educational supplies to learn or glue sticks to make their favorite arts and crafts.
"One day, my educational supply buyer Mary and I, we might be in New York looking at toys, and the next day, we might be talking about rubber gloves, latex gloves. So it's kind of a fun place to work."