Responsible for the development and leadership of the Center of Excellence team, which support the Procurement activities at Yale. Responsible for identifying and driving high-impact opportunities to improve, promote, develop, and implement procurement processes, operational planning, governance, systems, training programs, and reporting capabilities which optimize financial and operational excellence. Supports and maintains the tools and processes for the procurement systems, cost modeling, master data, spend analytics and savings reporting including overseeing the Analytics Manager. Maintains, updates and trains the community on all Procure-to-Pay policies, procedures and forms used to ensure the Yale community is compliant with federal and state regulations as well as ensure that the Procure-to-Pay policies support the Yale mission. Provides research and analytical support to Category and Sourcing groups. Maintains and updates University Preferred Supplier list Oversees the Procurement Contract Manager including the development of contract templates and contracting practices across Yale. Oversees the PCard Program Manager Works with Partners (Legal, Risk, OSP) and stakeholders to drive synergies and improve overall performance of the Procurement function Responsible for Procurement CoE, recruiting, development, and performance appraisal of staff. Ensures establishment of and compliance to University standards to support Procurement contract management, spend analytics and reporting, and procurement training and development. Serves as the central point of contact for procurement foundational support, or center of excellence, across all procurement professionals within the Procurement team and across Yale. Responsible for establishing and monitoring key supplier relationship management program.
Preferred Education: 5 years or more of managerial experience. Prior transformation work experience desired. Master's degree desired.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 5 years or more of managerial experience. Prior transformation work experience desired. Master's degree desired.
Required Skill/ability 5: Recognition inside and outside of Yale for depth and breadth of procurement knowledge.
Posting Position Title: Director of Procurement Operations
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong executive presence, demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills with ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders. Strong PM skills with ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team across multiple projects concurrently.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Director of Procurement Operations
Required Skill/ability 1: Passion for innovation and improvement for organization systems and procedures. Strong leadership and influence skills that inspire trust, collaboration and operational excellence.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven strong leadership skills, including the ability to manage an organization effectively, both in terms of what they achieve and how they achieve it. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Required Skill/ability 2: Strong customer focus and willingness to champion changes in support of overall improvement of the Procurement function. Demonstrated awareness of operating trends and leading practices. Strategically-oriented, inquisitive and comfortable with ambiguity.
Requires Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 63322BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.