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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 6, 2017
Supply Chain Management's Vision, Mission, and Strategic Objectives
Vision To be acknowledged by University of California executive and campus leadership, faculty, staff, and students as a high performing strategic partner that is essential to the financial health of the University.
Mission To expand opportunities for teaching, research, and public service by delivering savings and efficient procurement services across University of California
Strategic Objectives Develop collaborative relationships with clients across the UC system to understand their needs and provide high quality procurement services that best meet those needs Pursue strategic initiatives in a coordinated manner that leverages the power of our collective spend and redirects savings to teaching, research, and public service Invest in and optimize talent and technologies across the University to deliver far greater benefit that can be achieved by any single location working independently Drive down Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and promote new revenue opportunities through effective sourcing, contract management and supply chain solutions Partner with suppliers to develop business relationships and solutions that optimize value for the University
The Purchasing Supervisor under direction of the Procurement Manager will provide guidance supervision to buyers with delegated purchasing authority in Supply Chain Management involving the acquisition of high value and low-value goods and services including equipment acquisition, contracting for professional services, business contracts, maintenance services, consulting, leasing and personal services. The Purchasing Supervisor to create and maintain procurement process documentation and procedures for the department under management supervision. The Purchasing Supervisor will directly manage the acquisition of specific goods and services within their delegation levels. Contracting for professional services, restricted commodities. The Purchasing Supervisor will review and approve purchases and contracts up to their delegation level of $250,000.00
Staff Supervision: Supervise procurement staff, or other administrative staff, team building, procurement communications, resolution of issues and conflicts, review of work, and training employees. Procurement Procedures / Policy Management: Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for department or department operations. Documents interpretations of processes, policies, and procedures for edification of customers and suppliers. Ensures departmental compliance with procurement policy. Regularly communicates and leads meetings with campus customers. Procurement: Drafts and executes complex purchase orders and contracts, RFQs (request for quotation) and RFPs (request for proposal). Performs complex source and spend analyses to determine quality and cost effectiveness for select goods and services. Writes and approves basis for award documents within delegation limits. Negotiates with supplier for prices, terms and unique conditions as required. Resolves supplier performance issues. Assists in implementation of campus or system-wide agreements; manages demand against agreements. Makes recommendations regarding new supply sources; champions use of a diverse supply base (as appropriate).
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Professional certification preferred. Preferred CPSM certification. Required within 2years from acceptance of position Demonstrated knowledge of the purchasing function. Able to lead large groups in department, ensuring adherence to purchasing practices and guidelines. Prefer candidates with previous experience supervising small teams (2-6). Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources. Must have analytical skills necessary to evaluate the cost effectiveness of purchasing options and planning for major commodities. Must be able to read, interpret, develop and negotiate terms and conditions of contracts. Knowledge of UC procurement policies, campus departments and operations, and Federal Acquisition Regulations. Prefer candidates with 3 years of experience in procurement with no less than $50,000 delegation. Prefer candidates with experience in public or higher education procurement. Prefer candidates with experience in procurement for research or federal subcontracting.
Salary & Benefits
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Conviction History Background
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