Reporting to the Director of Strategic Sourcing, this position will independently manage assigned commodities which may include Construction, MRO, IT, Research and Scientific, Life Sciences, Professional Services, Library Materials, Food Services, Food Products, etc., and will be responsible for increasing spend under management, achieving cost savings and cost avoidance, and partnering with internal stakeholders and suppliers to ensure goods and services are procured at the best value in a timely manner to support the research, teaching and public service mission of the University System.The Strategic Sourcing Manager will manage assigned projects, commodities, strategic suppliers, RFx processes, and negotiations. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for contributing to and effectively executing the University Systemâs defined strategic sourcing strategies in the acquisition of goods and services. The primary responsibility of the Strategic Sourcing Manager is to work with the Director of Strategic Sourcing in executing the sourcing strategies and methodology as well as fulfill large spend requests submitted by the campuses.This position may have the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule (partially remote and in-office). Periodic campus/system office visits will be required.
Bachelorâs degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related fieldFive yearsâ experience in strategic sourcing with strong knowledge of related sourcing processes, tools/systems, policies, and best practices.Strong project management skills, including meeting stakeholder timelines and leading teams.Ability to lead, support and conduct successful negotiations.Demonstrated ability to develop highly functioning stakeholder relationships to achieve key business and performance objectives.Demonstrated leadership capabilities, with particular strengths in collaboration, written and verbal communications, and cross-functional teamwork; ability to inspire and motivate peers, team-mates, and stakeholders towards a common goal.Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required. Experience working with ERP solutions and eProcurement systems.
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