Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Campus Liaison for University Procurement. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Procurement and plays an instrumental role in building close partnerships with internal stakeholders across Rutgers University to ensure a close alignment of Procurement strategies with the business goals to achieve improvements in assurance of supply, quality, service levels, cost and drive innovation. The Campus Liaison has a deep understanding of the procurement function and serves as a direct resource and subject matter expert in the areas of strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and strategic negotiations and contracting. The Campus Liaison operates in a matrix organization and has the ability to collaborate with diverse teams across the university.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works closely with functional stakeholder management teams and serves as the primary point of contact (Stakeholder Advocate) for Procurement related topics and sourcing efforts.
Applies strategic sourcing and category management best practice tools and techniques in the development and implementation of an integrated sourcing strategy, to include the development and implementation of communication planning.
Assesses the overall opportunity of the spend category, engages the stakeholders with facts and data finding, and sets initial targets and process improvement efforts.
Creates a stakeholder management business case, and launches the team and project.
Segments the stakeholder category, identifies current and future business requirements and assembles all necessary information.
Performs a rigorous analysis of business, supply chain and supplier data to generate options and document a strategic stakeholder management plan; and launches a stakeholder management plan strategy into practice through implementation planning, supplier relationship management efforts and continuous improvement methodologies.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Five (5) years of professional experience in procurement or customer centric environments with a strong knowledge of related procurement processes, tools/systems, policies and best practices.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of Source to Pay and/or Procure to Pay technologies/platforms and procurement processes.
Analytical background/financial experience
Knowledge of and exhibited application of procurement concepts, practices and procedures
Demonstrated ability to engage with a diverse set of customers/stakeholders and related needs, and develop and maintain those same relationships
Demonstrated interpersonal skills of the highest quality and effectiveness
Demonstrated of leadership capabilities, with particular strengths in collaboration, written and verbal communications, and cross-functional teamwork; ability to inspire and motivate towards a common goal
Proven ability to work in a cross-functional team with a focus on continuous improvement and taking a lead facilitator approach
Strong MS Office, presentation and analytical skills
Analytical and strategic thinker, with highly developed problem-solving skills
Strong presentation skills; can speak across various forums and communicate to broad, diverse audience
Effective and strong partnership and relationship building skills
Ability to provide thought leadership, ability to influence and actively shape strategy
Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks
Clear thinker, disciplined, logical and organized with the ability to prioritize
Comfortable operating in a dynamic environment, often needing to make adjustments mid-stream
10 years of strategic sourcing experience preferred
Certification in Supply Management (CPM / CPSM)
MBA and/or advanced Supply Chain and/or scientific degree and Professional Procurement certification preferred.
Analytical background/financial experience Experience with purchasing and account payable systems, preferably Oracle and JAGGAER MarketPlace a plus.
Oracle, Jaggaer programs.
Posting Number: 19ST4809
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 105898
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.