The Associate Director of Procurement is responsible for performing administrative functions related to leading, planning, organizing and managing the day-to-day procurement function and systems for the University.
This position leads the University in complex competitive solicitations and negotiations, strategic sourcing, vendor relationship development; project management; budget and program development and continuous monitoring of supplier performance. The Associate Director is the University liaison to consortia and group purchasing organizations.
Essential Functions: 1. Plans and oversees the University's procurement activity and systems. Conducts needs assessments, analyzes spend, facilitates complex business transactions for supplies, equipment, supplemental and construction services, technology equipment and licensed service agreements. Manages major one-time and repetitive bid processes. Develops RFP; specifying, sourcing, bidding, analyzing and negotiating contracts. Ensures compliance of contract terms and conditions. Acts as key liaison to consortia. Identifies and implements strategic group purchasing agreements. 2. Project management, program development and implementation. 3. Contract management.
Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline or related field. Master's degree preferred; C.P.M./CPSM certification preferred.
Minimum 5-7 years of progressively increasing procurement, and staff management and development experience in higher education, business or industry.
Extensive experience in needs assessment, preparing specifications, developing RFP/RFI documents, strategic sourcing, managing complex bid processes, creating comprehensive analysis, negotiating details, recommending appropriate alternatives, maintaining knowledge of new products and services.
Strong contract development and negotiation experience.
Experience in vendor management of hey suppliers and leading periodic reviews.
Ability to present solutions and influence University constituents at all levels.
Additional qualifications/requirements as listed in University job posting (see link below).
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. Located on ...a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.At Bentley, we blend the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts — all anchored in technology.