Job Description Summary: Job ID: 6009 - FT - Unclassified (salaried) Under general direction, assist with organizational/divisional contract and license procurement. Assist with vendor selection, evaluation, and vendor relationship management. Communicate and train users on best practices for procurement, contract negotiation, asset management.
Duties/Physical Demands: License procurement and contract negotiation Assist with the execution of software and license quotes and purchases Monitor software and license allocation against contracted levels and proactively address gaps Maintain vendor contact database, contract repository, contract life cycles, and forecast annual costs Maintain financial records/reporting, including cost savings realized through strategic vendor management initiatives Anticipate software and/or business changes that may impact licensing or contractual agreements Analyze and recommend alternate licensing models Ensure organizational procurement and contract negotiation aligns with divisional standards Assist with the review contracts and SLAs in conjunction with University procurement policies and state guidelines
Vendor management Assist with vendor evaluation/selection, including drafting RFP/RFQ/RFI in accordance with established guidelines Assist with negotiation of vendor solutions for adherence to accessibility requirements set forth by AccessMU Assist with the implementation of vendor management standards by: Ensuring contracts are fully leveraged Actively engaging with vendors to ensure contract terms are met Appropriately document, troubleshoot, and escalate vendor and/or product issues
General Assist with divisional and organizational asset management training as required Assist with software store product library and pricing Develop and conduct organizational and divisional communication strategy
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Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field earned by date of hire 2+ years’ experience in technology vendor management 2+ years’ experience in software licensing and technology procurement Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted. Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.
Internal Number: 6009
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