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, located at the North Campus, supporting both the School of Medicine and Danforth campuses.
Assumes the lead role in IT contracting activities.� Develops, negotiates, maintains and updates contracts for IT related products and services.� Works with IT at the University to identify 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 policy compliance and appropriateness.
Specific commodity: IT hardware, software and services, contract responsibility is greater than $20,000,000.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contract Management: RFP development and assessment, contract negotiations, contract review and execution, supplier relationships, business review meetings, identification and target contracting opportunities, monitor contract utilization, review and assess GPO agreements.
Purchase Request Document Review: Ensure appropriateness of requests, advise departments of cost saving opportunities. Purchase order sign-off authority up to $1,000,000. Contract sign-off authority up to $1,000,000 per contract term.
Reporting: Develop and review spend analysis, prepare and document cost savings, etc.
Customer Service: Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with the various IT organizations at Washington University in St. Louis.� Assists schools and departments with requirements and troubleshooting contract and vendor issues. Reviews terms and conditions documents for the University as needed.
Special Projects: Manage special projects and other duties as assigned.
Ten years or more of related experience in procurement, contracting, business or a related field working with IT sourcing in a large organization.
Ten years of experience in purchasing, materials management, accounting or other pertinent area. Additional education/experience in IT specialized areas and technology contracting.
Experience with developing, negotiating, and maintaining contracts.
Strong negotiation, analytical and communication skills (verbal and written).
Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Working knowledge of personal computers and software, such as Excel and Word.
Experience with Workday Financials.
Commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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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