Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Assistant Director, Strategic Sourcing is responsible for implementing Facilities Management strategic sourcing initiatives campus-wide while managing best-in-class strategic supplier relationships, contracts, and service agreements. This position works collaboratively with all departments to better understand needs and develop sourcing strategies that successfully meet specific requirements. Key responsibilities include managing strategic supplier relationships; implementing supplier performance and quality management programs; and executing improvements and innovations that further enhance University/supplier relations. The Assistant Director also negotiates supplier contracts to maximize cost savings, improve customer satisfaction, enhance administrative and operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, and comply with complex policies. Additionally, this position manages the day-to-day operations of the Strategic Sourcing Officer and oversees training on processes and policies, assists with navigating through new purchase and/or project procedures, provides coaching, and encourages development.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $82,050 to $102,550; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree; 5+ years of progressively responsible work experience in contracts, purchasing and strategic sourcing; proven expertise in facilities sourcing of critical facilities systems services and commodities; and strong project management skills with proven experience in successfully managing and executing multiple/large-scale initiatives. High level financial and business acumen, along with strong process/analytical skills are essential. Extensive knowledge of Higher Education Consortium or general Consortium business, a plus. Experience with eProcurement systems; working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials; and proficiency with Microsoft Office (data analysis functions in Excel and ability to generate management summaries of data), are required.
Preferred: Master's in Business Administration Certification by a recognized professional organization, i.e. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Associate in Contract Management (CACM), Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), or Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)
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Internal Number: 3356
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.