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Lead and manage a team in support of the procurement services central office activities. Drive, and monitor departmental activities, taking corrective action where necessary. Develop productive client relationships, and provide excellent customer service to client groups.
This position reports directly to the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for handling day to day tasks associated with this role.
Delegate procurement responsibility for incoming purchase orders and projects to contract advisors.
Supervise the work of staff; review and approve work of direct reports, and ensure work is completed accurately, in a timely fashion, and in compliance with university policy.
Participate in the training and development of direct reports.
Lead the activities of contract advisors. Coach, advise, and make recommendations to Contracts Manager regarding hires, transfers, terminations, and changes in personnel classification and compensation.
Develop productive client relationships yielding knowledge of client's purchasing requirements at early stage to collaboratively plan and implement procurement strategies and actively engage and interact with client.
Facilitate meetings with the client and suppliers to gain alignment between sourcing and internal business partners on requirements, demand management approach, and sourcing strategy.
Advise contracts team and client groups on procurement/contract issues, policy, contractual liability, and other contract/subcontract issues.
Advise contracts team and client groups on commercial aspects and contract terms and conditions; advise on and/or manage resolution of contract disputes.
Provide advice to stakeholders on all matters relating to best practice sourcing management.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. JD preferred. Management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Extensive experience in the bid process, negotiation, and preparation of contracts for various types of services, including complex SaaS, IP licensing, BAAs, and consulting.
Proficient knowledge of general procurement and contract laws and policies.
Experience in university, non-profit, and/or government processes and procedures.
Independent, self-motivated nature and the ability to multi-task in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Outstanding organizational and problem solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Expert skill in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone, sit and use light/fine grasping.
Occasionally stand, walk and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing 10 pounds or less.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach or work above shoulders, grasp forcefully and sort, file paperwork or parts.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California non-commercial class license.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May require extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university and off campus.
May be exposed to allergens, biohazards, chemicals, noise >80dB TWA, radiation, electromagnetic fields, high voltage electricity and temperature extremes at school/unit or off campus sites.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Location: Business Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS)
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