1) Manage the IT procurement process including competitive procurements, negotiations of agreements, on-going contract administration and vendor relationship management
2) Act as a resource to University faculty and staff with regard to purchases of software, equipment and services
3) Negotiate, manage and administer commercial contracts in accordance with University policies and procedures, federal, state and local laws and regulations and best business practices
4) Lead and manage RFx (e.g. Request for Proposal, Request for Information, Request for Quote) process, including project management, development of RFx, negotiations and award process
1) Proven ability to analyze and identify risk, redline and negotiate vendor agreements
2) Knowledge of standard legal and insurance concepts, practices, and procedures related to commercial transactions
3) Experience interpreting and summarizing contractual terms for clients, such as license rights, product entitlements, intellectual property, and use restrictions.
4) Negotiating and contracting with key suppliers such as IBM, Cisco, Network Appliance, Oracle, and Microsoft
5) Strong process management, organizational and effective time management skills
6) Excellent oral and written communication
7) Excellent analytical, organizational and follow up skills
8) Excellent interpersonal skills
9) Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
10) Ability to self-motivate and to problem solve
11) Ability to exercise independent judgment
12) Ability to produce high quality of work
1) Degree in business, purchasing, materials management, or related field
1) Three years of direct procurement experience
2) Experience within a IT procurement environment
3) C.P.M. / CPSM
All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
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