Posting Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Position Summary: The Professional Services Strategic Sourcing Center of Excellence develops and executes strategies to address annual Professional Services spend in the range of $500 million and Employee Benefits Spend in excess of $2.5 billion annually.
The Associate Director reports to the Director, Strategic Sourcing and works with a high degree of autonomy while exercising a high-level of business acumen. The Associate Director leads, manages and develops of a team of Commodity Managers and directly works with them to develop and deliver strategic sourcing strategies using UC's Strategic Sourcing Methodology and Technology Tools.
The Associate Director applies their knowledge and experience in sourcing, contracting and supplier relationship management to establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders at UC locations that includes senior leaders and working staff of campus procurement and functional academic and business units. The Associate Director leverages the team of commodity managers to work with campus stakeholders to develop detailed knowledge of campus requirements and to develop and recommend strategies and tactics for acquiring services that enhance UC's ability to accomplish its mission, maximize financial value, increase efficiency, and comply with relevant laws and policies.
The Associate Director plays a critical role in communicating UC strategies, programs and objectives to the UC Community, suppliers, and Higher Education stakeholders. The Associate Director works on projects of broad and diverse complexity where critical thinking and analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Position requires travel up to 25% and can be physically located on the nearest UC campus to residence.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment:
Successful completion of a background check required.
Position requires annual filing of State of Economic Interests (Form 700).
Job Close Date:
Lead, Manage, develop, and evaluate a highly-specialized, high performance Center of Excellence team of senior commodity managers skilled in all aspects of strategic sourcing and responsible for system wide strategic sourcing initiatives in major categories, e.g. Life Sciences, MRO/Facilities, and IT. Engage, through a collaborative and inclusive approach, with each location's procurement leadership and staff, internal client leadership and staff and other stakeholders to develop knowledge of and continually assess UC spend, business needs, local markets, local and incumbent suppliers, local experience, operational requirements, constraints, and risk tolerance. Create, Maintain and Communicate 5 year category strategy that accounts for stakeholder needs and UC Procurement Services goals that balances cost, risk and speed in order to ensure that stakeholders are able to effectively realize their objectives. Manage and communicate status of strategic sourcing projects and contracts to members of UC's Procurement Leadership Council and campus stakeholders. Act as a change agent, working with senior leaders within campus organizations to realize greater value from the strategic sourcing process. Provide daily leadership, supervision and guidance to COE Team Members to deliver UC's 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process using prescribed technology. Activities include market research, proposal/quote evaluation, negotiating, execution and implementation of contracts for assigned commodities. Ensure activities are structured to accomplish objectives using established purchasing guidelines, procedures and policies. Manage staff according to human resource policies and procedures. As needed, directly administer RFP and contract negotiations for high risk or high complexity engagements.
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