Places purchase orders and approves procurement invoices to procure supplies and services for department or operational area. May secure cost savings through price negotiation.
Analyzes prices of current and potential vendors and makes recommendations on new vendors based on departmental needs.
Acts as a liaison between university departments and vendors.
Responds to employee inquiries and requests and explains policies and procedures.
Monitors procurement processes and determines how to correct issues. Independently corrects basic and complex issues.
Manages competitive bid process for contracts and negotiates major contracts.
Provides guidance to lower-level Procurement Specialists.
Provides organizational procurement training.
Other department responsibilities:
The Strategic Sourcing and Diversity Manager plans, researches and analyzes University-wide buying trends in the Professional Services and IT categories that support the educational, research and service missions of the University.
Researches and provides guidance and support to find small disadvantaged businesses, minority business enterprises (MBE), women-owned business enterprises (WBE) and veteran owned business enterprises (VBE) for Purchasing Staff and Indiana University Stakeholders to provide opportunities.
Develops commodity performance measures against key indicators.
Establishes cost savings and cost avoidance targets.
Manages key stakeholder relationships by coordinating complex and critical implementations and service delivery for strategically sourced categories, services or suppliers.
Maintains and monitors current supplier performance to determine level of compliance with established contracts.
Routinely consults, discusses and evaluates current and future procurement needs with University stakeholders.
Enforces contract compliance, policy compliance and compliance with federal, state and other laws and
Five years of experience in a relevant field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
CPM, CPSM, or CPPO upon hire.
Proficient communication skills.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Instills commitment to organizational goals.
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Promotes information sharing.
Demonstrated analytical skills.
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills.
Assumes personal responsibility for actions.
Effective negotiation skills.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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