Strategic Sourcing and Diversity Manager plans, researches, and analyzes University-wide buying trends in product or service areas as assigned that support the educational, research, and service missions of the University. Develops commodity performance measures against key indicators. Establishes cost savings and cost avoidance targets. Manages key stakeholder relationships by coordinating complex and critical implementations and service delivery for strategically sourced categories, services, or suppliers. Maintains and monitors current supplier performance to determine level of compliance with established contracts. Routinely consults, discusses, and evaluates current and future procurement needs with University stakeholders. Enforces contract compliance, policy compliance, and compliance with federal, state, and other laws and regulations. Researches and provides guidance and support to find small disadvantaged businesses, minority business enterprises (MBE), women-owned business enterprises (WBE), and veteran owned business enterprises (VBE) for Purchasing Staff and Indiana University Stakeholders to provide opportunities.
Bachelor's degree in a business or management related area and five years of experience in a purchasing, contracting, or financial field.
CPM, CPSM, or CPPO.
Ability to manage strategic procurement activities, including project management, scheduling, tracking, reporting, coordinating and communicating, as well as purchasing market research and trend analysis. Ability to address small and large groups of people. Research/investigative skills. Organizational and multitasking skills, including ability to manage multiple priorities. Analysis skills. Interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation, with ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals and groups. Knowledge and understanding of procurement life cycle of planning through award. Ability to allocate resources, establish quarterly and annual goals, and to deliver updates and reports on key strategic projects. Ability to prepare and maintain confidential documentation that meets audit requirements. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and strong working knowledge of e-procurement systems.
Experience with large, complex procurements.
Working Conditions / Demands
Standard office environment including any variety of environments encountered at the University, its campuses, physical holdings, and those of manufacturers and suppliers to IU including computer, copier, fax machine, scanner, and telephone. Problem-solving, customer contact, constant interruptions, initiative and independent work are all prevalent in all facets of this position.
Bloomington, Indiana or Indianapolis, Indiana
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4AD
Job Function: Finance
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