Demonstrates expertise in leading complex negotiations evidenced by significant deliverables (cost savings, risk mitigation) resulting from completed negotiations.
Serves as primary liaison with all contracted suppliers and primary procurement subject matter expert for the academic and nonacademic departments and divisions of the University.
Manages overall supplier relationships including contracts, performance, reports on any rebates, reporting of metrics and issue resolution based upon established scorecards.
Manages and administers the Universityâ™s procurement related procedures.
Represents the University at regional and national professional and collegial conferences, forums, and meetings.
Maintains a deep network of industry and peer relationships to stay abreast of emerging trends and risks.
Performs daily purchases of commodities and services as assigned and enters procurement data directly into University Procurement systems.
Manages/troubleshoots customer service issues and assures compliance with our overall policies.
Develops/maintains Advisory Council Groups as necessary to the structured commodity that provides a foundation to gather customer feedback and communicates procurement strategies.
Provides excellent analytical skills identifying customer needs and defining best possible solutions.
Benchmarks, analyzes, monitors and reports on commodity specific expenditures and compliance.
Escalation point for any service related issues and failures including implementing problem solving management to potential high profile issues by acting with speed while ensuring root cause analysis is conducted and corrective action plan is put in place.
Solicits competitive quotations and performs the preliminary analysis, documentation and recommendations concerning procurement decisions.
Develops and negotiates contracts for single event and long-term buyer/seller relationships;Â and supplier relationships that capture and leverage the Universityâ™s and its affiliates total expenditures in regard to a specific service or commodity with cost effective, innovative solutions for identified audience. Remains abreast of emerging trends and risks.
Lead strategy and sourcing contract initiatives in the development of contracts for assigned procurement commodities in collaboration with key stakeholders. Conducts agreement formation, review and negotiation to ensure best value. Evaluates and recommends approvals for utilization plans. Works independently with internal and external clients. Uses best practices and in-depth knowledge to review and monitors the goals and objectives of the Finance and Administration department to ensure the monthly, quarterly, and annual goals are achieved.
Performs final commitment action for procurements under standard procedures of the University.Â Is authorized to perform discretionary judgment decisions based upon pricing analysis up to established dollar threshold.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in business or related concentration.
Five years of relevant procurement experience.
Report development and analysis background.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
Considerable skill in managing both business relationships and related contractual issues, sourcing and negotiating.
Working knowledge of terms and conditions and related contract terminology.
Compelling and persuasive communicator, both oral and written, with excellent interpersonal skills to drive influence and negotiations.
Strong analytical skills to effectively summarize and present information based upon the needs of the audience.
Diligent, flexible, and excellent team player.
Guide company employees through day-to-day related issues including policy, behavior, compliance improvements, cost savings, and overall best practices.
Strong priority management and attention to detail, including ability to prioritize multiple assignments and deadlines accurately and under pressure.
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