The Associate Director of Strategic Procurement and Contract Administration is a key member of the office of Strategic procurement, and contributor to the development of strategic sourcing plans in support of university-wide initiatives engaging key stakeholders to meet departmental sourcing and procurement needs involving projects that are more complex in nature.
Direct Supervisor: Complete formal written performance evaluations; direct day-to-day work and assignments; authority to recommend hiring and termination; authority to provide disciplinary actions such as oral and written warnings, or to effectively recommend the same; authority to recommend starting salaries, merit increases or other salary actions.
Responsibilities also include:
Assign and direct work
Coach and/or counsel
Conduct performance evaluation
Recommend disciplinary action
Make hiring recommendations
Make termination recommendations
Provide legal review, development, and negotiation of supplier agreements in support of university-wide sourcing and procurement initiatives.
Reviews competitive bids, requisition requests, and manage RFP process above-established dollar threshold amounts in assigned categories in a timely manner.
Develops and maintains a sourcing plan that coordinates the sourcing and contract management activities within assigned categories to deliver targeted benefits.
Develops and maintains relationships with departments for purposes of gathering, analyzing and conveying information to support category management and strategic sourcing efforts.
Plans and conducts strategic sourcing process on defined opportunities, engaging key stakeholders in the process, to meet departments’ procurement needs.
Maintains deep category expertise through understanding and application of industry developments, marketplace trends, emerging technology, new techniques, leading practices, and shared experiences.
Manages key supplier relationships and conducts periodic business reviews to drive savings through innovation and resolve issues and disputes.
Measures and reports benefit delivered through strategic sourcing and ongoing contract management activities.
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Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field, and 5+ years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, contract language, and development.
Internal Number: 495653
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