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The Technology Procurement and Asset Specialist is responsible for the acquisition and tracking of University technology equipment and software. The Specialist maintains an inventory of all University computers and software assets and manages licensing, support terms, and maintenance agreements which are executed as part of the acquisition. In addition, the Specialist is responsible for relationship management with vendors and divisional representatives who assist in supporting divisional technology needs. The position also works closely with the Procurement Department, Finance Office, and the General Counsel’s Office.
-Facilitate the Procurement and Asset Management process including: —Coordinates the purchasing of technology related goods and assets, including placing orders; Prepares and evaluates quotes and bids and places technology orders; Manages and tracks the receipt of goods and materials; verifies appropriateness of budget codes and ensures availability of funds. —Coordinates lifecycle processes related to personal computers from procurement of warrantied devices to de-provisioning of end-of-warranty computers; Manage the retirement of devices and coordinate the recycling of obsolete equipment with third party vendor. —Coordinates activities with the Procurement and Receiving departments. —Develops and maintains business relationships with vendors to improve communications and support; Negotiates best prices for technology; —Coordinates purchasing details with vendors including price revisions, order cancellation and invoice discrepancies. Analyzes and updates commodity pricing —Tracks and maintains an inventory of all assets through their lifecycle including age, cost, replacement cycle and locations of all campus related assets which includes software, hardware, support and license agreements —Tracks renewals so there is no lapse in service and best pricing is negotiated. —Responds to requests from end users and team members for specific IT Asset Management information -Performs monthly credit card reconciliation process; Reconciles receipts against approved purchases and billing statements; develops quarterly reports for CIO; Share divisional reports with IT Leadership team. -Administers the University’s Computer Replacement Program (CRP) with an annual budget of approx. $400k; Forecasts spending each year based on computer inventory and the expiration of warranties; Provides quarterly CRP spending/forecast reports for the CIO; Keep Divisional Representatives (DR’s) informed of computer replacement in their areas and coordinate plans with the DR’s to ensure technology needs are met while staying within budget. -Review licenses, support agreements, and contracts with Contract Owner, General Counsel, and Procurement Office to ensure contract provisions are in accordance with University policy
Serve as a backup to assist with monitoring and managing service requests received from users via telephone, voice mail, e-mail, and in-person.
Provide technical and professional guidance to student employees working in the Office of Information Technology to ensure that they are productive employees of the department and learn from the real-world experience.
Manage and delegate special project requests as received.
Remain current with ongoing developments in the field of information technology to ensure that University is poised to take advantage of emerging trends and developments in those areas
Bachelor’s degree preferably in a technology discipline.
3-5 years of experience related to technology procurement
Experience working with technology vendor and managing vendor relationships
Demonstrated budgeting, inventory, forecasting and expense management skills.
Understanding of technology solutions including end user devices as well as software
Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and customer service skills.
Familiarity with software licensing, intellectual property, and contractual language
Aptitude to learn new technology quickly. Enthusiasm, dedication to quality customer service standards and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Strong analysis, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Must be able to sit and answer phones for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry small computer equipment (< 40 lbs.) Must be able to walk across campus for face-to-face meetings with users.
About Saint Joseph's University
For over 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been engaging men and women in a rigorous Jesuit education that empowers them to become leaders in their industries and communities. An expansive liberal arts curriculum that serves as a foundation for all students, combined with programs tailored to meet the needs of complex and evolving fields prepare students for all of their post-graduate pursuits. As a Jesuit institution, guided by a faith that promotes justice, Saint Joseph’s University educates for a higher purpose; service is central to the Jesuit identity, and students are expected to improve the common good by utilizing their skills and knowledge to promote tolerance, compassion and social justice.