Job Requisition Number: 24834. The Chief Procurement Officer leads the Supply Chain Management unit within the Vice Chancellor for Administration (VCA) unit, reports to the VCA, and is a member of the VCA leadership team. The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is an executive role focused on strategic sourcing, procurement, supply chain management and the supporting technologies. The CPO provides leadership, direction and management of the procure to pay process for the UC Berkeley campus.
The CPO establishes strategies, controls, processes, policies and procedures and consults with the VCA and other UC Berkeley leadership as appropriate. Leads and/or participates in significant projects system-wide in collaboration with the UC Chief Procurement Officer, UCOP, campus, and system-wide peers to drive supply chain best practices and benefits across the UC system.
As leader of campus procurement, this position is the business owner for the SciQuest/BearBuy eprocurement system and the purchasing components of the Peoplesoft ERP system. The position also has oversight of the P-card program, which offers small dollar purchasing flexibility for the campus, especially with suppliers who do not accept purchase orders. The Chief Procurement Officer oversees the sourcing and procurement of approximately $650MM in annual spend for goods and services for the University of California, Berkeley.
Strategic Supply Chain Management/Procurement Leadership- responsible for overall source to pay strategy and policy development and implementation including • Sourcing strategies, to generate quantifiable benefit to Berkeley and the UC system • Supply chain/logistics strategies, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the flow of products and packages in and out of the campus • Invoice/payment strategies, to streamline the invoice to pay processes and maximize financial benefit to the campus in the form of supplier incentives and/or float • Strategic alignment of supply chain strategies with campus wide vision, focus and programs
SCM Personnel Leadership- build and maintain a high performing team to execute the supply chain/procurement strategies • Leadership development and Talent Management • Departmental/functional integration of roles across the supply chain
Change Management- ensuring appropriate resources and strategies are focused on the change management needed to successfully implement the SCM programs • Serve in executive sponsorship role for all programs management by the supply chain organization • Facilitate the seamless implementation and adoption of solutions with the internal and external client base • Actively initiates and participates in process improvement efforts at both a campus and local level
Client Relationship Management- ensuring strong SCM relationships with campus clients and leadership • Serve as the “face of Supply Chain/Procurement” to the campus • Proactively engage campus clients to asses needs and ensure sufficient supply chain value is being delivered.
System-wide Collaboration and Leadership- ensure that UC Berkeley is fully participating in and providing leadership for supply chain programs and initiatives that can be leveraged across the UC • Procurement Leadership Council participation • SC 500 system-wide initiative leadership.• Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. • Has expert knowledge of all aspects of Source to Pay functions, including strategic sourcing. • Has expert understanding of current business trends and campus supply chain objectives and initiatives. • Applies expert skills needed to contribute to the development of campus supply chain objectives and principles and achieves goals in effective ways. • Expert ability to negotiate with vendors and gain cooperation of others. • Demonstrates expert written and verbal communication skills; excellent responsiveness and follow up. • Demonstrates expert interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources. • Must have expert management skills required to lead department, including management of staff performance and development, team building and communications, resolution of issues and conflicts, review and approval of work, and hiring and training employees. • Extensive knowledge of purchasing in the public sector including Federal purchasing requirements for contracts (FAR) and grants (OMB Circular A110) and applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. • Has proven experience being an advocate for change and continuous improvement.
Preferred Qualifications • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Professional certification
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