The General Nature or Purpose of the Job: The Procurement/ Sourcing Lead will perform strategic sourcing and procure supplies and services for assigned categories (Administration, Facilities, and Construction) and other assigned commodities/services under the direction of the Sourcing Director.
The Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
Create and execute category strategies by leveraging current and future business requirements, market intelligence, and historical spend to drive cost reduction, enterprise consistency, and business value
Develop and lead cross functional teams to derive common specifications for products based on commodity knowledge, departmental requirements, product availability, etc.
Create a category specific initiative pipeline that will forecast and direct procurement projects and sourcing activities
Procure products, equipment and services and arrange for leases and rentals. Coordinate and conduct negotiations with suppliers to achieve business objectives with a positive result
Develop new sources of supplies as needed. Evaluate and select vendors. Perform strategic sourcing activities utilizing an array of e-procurement tools
Negotiate, write and revise contracts ensuring contracts account for preferential commercial terms, relevant laws, regulations and risk
Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal customers and enhance working relationships with key preferred suppliers
Establish category metrics and savings targets, monitor performance, and communicate these to stakeholders
Develop a working knowledge of relevant industry trends and issues, market conditions, audit process and ethical standards governing relationships between buyer and seller
Perform other duties as assigned
Education and Related Work Experience:
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of 2 years required, preferably 2 - 5 years purchasing experience
Minimum of 2 years in designing and implementing successful IT category strategies
Additional education/experience may be substitutd to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
CPM or CPSM preferred
Machines and/or Equipment used on the Job, Including % of Time Used:
Personal Computer, telephone, fax, copier, calculator (90%)
Computer or Other Special Needs for the Position:
Strong computer skills, including MS Excel/ Word/ Power Point/ Access; SAP R3
Degree of Independent Action Performed on the Job:
Dependent upon experience and expertise. Independence grows with time and competence
Internal and External Contacts Required as Part of the Job:
Faculty, staff, vendors and occasionally, government officials
Minimum requirements for the position
Special Skills and Knowledge:
Applies flexible approach(es) to achieving category results in dynamic situations
Keen negotiation skills
Strong contract knowledge of both commercial and legal terms
Familiarity with applicable state and federal laws and regulations helpful
Experience in use of eSourcing tools to enable optimal strategic outcomes
Ability to process multiple projects, set priorities and work independently
Ability to influence others to voluntarily adopt category management practices
Strong analytical and financial skills
Strong oral and written communication
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Project, and Excel, eSourcing Rfx tools
Knowledge of SAP a plus
Physical Requirements for the Job:
No vigorous physical requirements. Must be able to move about freely in an office environment
Classified Title: Category Lead Working Title: Procurement/Sourcing Lead Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range: $50,700 to $69,780 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: m Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 10001526-Buying Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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