Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Resource Management. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Develops, negotiates, maintains and updates contracts for products and services, with the majority of focus on laboratory products and services. Identifies products and services to target for contracting, solicits and evaluates proposals, negotiates contracts, and works to secure benchmarking information. Prepares contract information for distribution, filing and publication. Reports on contract and customer service activities. Participates in contract and customer service strategy sessions. Reviews purchase request documents for appropriateness.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contract Management: Negotiation, RFP development and assessment, supplier relationships, business review meetings, identification and target contracting opportunities, monitor contract utilization, review and assess GPO agreements.
Purchase Request Document Review: Insure appropriateness of requests, advise departments of cost saving opportunities. Purchase order sign-off authority up to $250,000. Contract sign-off authority up to $10 million per contract term.
Reporting: Develop and review spend analysis, prepare and document cost savings, etc.
Customer Service: Assists departments with supply/equipment requirements and troubleshooting issues. Reviews term and conditions documents for external departments as needed.
Special Projects: Manage special projects as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in procurement, contracting, business or related field or combination of education and experience to equal 8 years of procurement, contracting, business or related field.
Experience with developing, negotiating, and maintaining contracts for laboratory products and services.
Minimum of five years experience in purchasing, materials management, accounting or other pertinent area.
Additional Education/Experience may apply in specialized areas: (ie: Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, or Medical) as defined in Position Summary.
Strong negotiation, analytical and communication skills (verbal and written).
Good organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Working knowledge of personal computers and software such as Excel and Word.
The hiring range for this position is $72,482 - $96,038 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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