Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Director for University Procurement Services. This position reports to the Director of Purchasing & Sourcing, and is a key role in the Rutgers Procurement organization, owning and continuously improving our Procure-to-Pay process and developing G&A programs that benefit the entire university. This individual manages our matrixed team of Buyers and develop an organization that supports the growth of Rutgers.
The Associate Director Procurement partners closely with the Director of IT, the Director of FP&A, the Controller, and Operations leads across the university community. Through business partnership, rigorous process development and improvement, and excellent people leadership, this role will build a user-facing organization that provides the best total value for Rutgers.
In addition to these responsibilities, this individual and their team will negotiate proactive agreements with suppliers that address our highest spend and highest criticality areas. The Associate Director of Procurement has a prominent position on the Procurement Leadership Team and helps instill and enable the Procurement capability across the university.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Develop and maintain effective partnerships across senior members of the Rutgers community.
Assist Director of Procurement in establishing overall value capture initiatives to meet or exceed value capture goals.
Support category teams in value capture execution, identifying solutions to roadblocks and obstacles.
Direct all spend category programs in support of the Rutgers community related to procurement, contract and vendor management.
Provide strategic direction for the implementation of global vendor programs and/or contracts across Rutgers.
Leads development of tools and reports to analyze supplier spend activity, compliance, risk, cost savings opportunities, identify and prioritize sourcing projects, and long-range planning inputs to the overall process to ensure accurate pipeline and supplier project visibility.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience required
Minimum of 5 years' experience in Procurement /Procurement Systems; including project management in Supply Chain or Procurement
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Procurement qualifications are a plus (e.g., CPSM, MCIPS or PMP).
Strong project/program management skills
Experience with Procurement Systems/IT applications, proficient with Microsoft Excel (advanced functionality) and PowerPoint
Strong written and oral communications skills with demonstrated ability to effective create and deliver effective presentations and influence others
Demonstrated ability to work across all levels and functions of a global, complex, changing environment to drive value-added results to the organization
Solid knowledge of strategic sourcing process
General knowledge of all direct/indirect categories and associated spend
Experience in working with automated Oracle expense systems
Experience with purchasing and account payable systems, preferably Oracle and MarketPlace
Proficiency at using Microsoft's suite of Office products.
Posting Number: 18ST1340
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 64457
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.