The Central Purchasing Department is recruiting for an E-Procurement Functional System Administrator. Under general supervision from a designated administrator, this position will implement and maintain supply chain systems and processes focused on best-in-class solutions, continuous improvement, and effective cost management. The administrator will serve as the point person for application support during on-going production operations.
Partner with Human Resources to design end-user training methodology as well as to create training materials and making the information available to the end user community.
Act as subject matter expert (SME) and liaison between the technical and functional teams and users.
Develop relationships with other institutions of Higher Education on the same eProcurement platform to facilitate knowledge sharing.
Coordinate supplier enablement activities with both University stakeholders and the solution provider.
Monitor end-user purchasing behavior to ensure compliance with established University purchasing policies.
Develop internal marketing action plans to increase utilization of preferred suppliers.
Monitor and review upcoming functional changes to the application by attending web-conferences, teleconferences, or other provider sponsored activities.
Support testing during major software releases.
Develop in-depth knowledge and expertise of the end-to-end software provider's solution and related data feeds.
Manage referrals from UC's help desk to assist end users.
Assess help desk trends to determine if additional analysis and action is necessary to improve customer satisfaction.
Update and maintain the solution to ensure it reflects University business policies.
Document process and configuration changes.
Collaborate with end users, sub-system application owners, core system staff and the solution provider to troubleshoot application or integration issues.
Manage order failures and communicate with appropriate parties to resolve underlying technical issues.
Monitor integration points with both UC Flex as well as the various sub-systems to ensure transactions are synchronizing across the integrated applications.
Communicate issues and issue resolution recommendations to leadership and key stakeholders in a timely manner.
Identify and implement solution improvements.
Lead system upgrades, product enhancement releases, and other functionality updates.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three (3) years experience. Degree and experience must be in a relevant field.
Familiarity with purchasing and accounts payable best practices;
Experience in purchasing or supply chain environment;
Experience with ERP systems and/or E-Procurement platforms such as JAGGAER, Ariba and other leading provider
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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