Utilizes professional level skills to accomplish assignments within an area of functional specialty. Position is responsible for managing the solicitation of goods and services within an assigned category for Lone Star College (LSC) with an emphasis on quality, competitive costs, timely delivery and excellent customer service. Ensures compliance with LSC policies and procedures as well as related laws and regulations. Manages relationships with external vendors and acts as a resource and support to internal customers, including providing training as necessary.
Manages the solicitation of goods and services for LSC in relation to assigned category. Establishes priorities and maintains overall balance of workload Handles the entire solicitation process including the RFP/RFQ, facilitating the evaluation of proposals, and drafting selection recommendation for appropriate approval Develops, implements, and maintains a commodity inventory strategy that supports LSC supply chain Performs spend-analysis and negotiates savings to LSC with vendors in initial contracts as well as contract renewals Manages ongoing relationships with suppliers/vendors within assigned category. Evaluates performance and assists end users in resolving contract issues Solves a variety of complex problems and researches alternate or new solutions to accommodate changes Provides training and support as needed to internal customers Provides leadership, guidance and indirect management/oversight of Bid Coordinators to ensure all responsibilities are delivered in an effective and efficient manner Participates in a variety of teams, initiatives, and meetings to ensure the Purchasing department is in alignment with its’ mission, vision and organizational goals Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
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About Lone Star College
Lone Star College System, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, is nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused. Known for its innovative and visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the fastest-growing community college in the nation and a major contributor to the local and regional economy. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in many areas of study at a fraction of the cost of a four-year university like UT. Through its progressive partnerships with many four-year universities, LSCS also offers seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees at one of its two University Centers. Throughout its 40 year history, Lone Star College has been steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Currently leading the charge to improve completion rates, LSCS is one of the only colleges in the nation to establish a formal Office of Completion and is the managing partner of Texas Completes, the statewide initiative that brings together five Texas college systems to advance deep student success reform.