Manages entire purchasing process for moderate - higher value / moderate - higher risk and moderately complex materials and/or services.
Assists client in developing requirements and scope of work documentation.
Writes and manages solicitation documents.
Coordinates proposal evaluations.
Recommends contract awards.
Writes purchase documents.
Evaluates supplier qualifications and Identifies alternative suppliers
Negotiates purchase agreements.
Works closely with internal support organizations including Law Department, Accounts Payable, and Risk Management.
Documents entire purchasing process.
Develops and manages supplier alliance opportunities.
Resolves conflict between suppliers and company.
Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships within teams and suppliers to optimize Total Cost of Ownership; assists clients with the development of specifications, requirements and scopes of work; identifies opportunities for greater use of industry specifications, identifies alternate service applications, and secures reliable, cost effective sources for moderate - higher value / moderate-higher risk materials and/or service.
Meets with internal clients on a regular basis to understand client needs and to strengthen client relationships.
Assists with development and implementation of purchasing strategies for moderate - higher value / moderate - higher risk materials and/or services that meet company requirements.
Maintains emphasis on reliable and efficient suppliers, lowest overall cost, optimum quality and availability, and significant contribution to the Supplier Diversity (WMDVBE) goals.
Leads special projects as directed by Portfolio Manager to identify and implement cost saving programs.
Works on cross-functional teams to develop strategies to add value through Supply Management lead projects.
Trains clients in formal training settings and informally through ongoing contact in proper contract management and administration principles.
Ensures client compliance with appropriate Procurement, Ethical Behavior, and Accounting policies.
Mentors lower level Contracting Agents and support staff.
Maintains records to demonstrate that proper protocol was followed in the sourcing and contracting processes and in the implementation of the supplier relationship.
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum of 2 years of experience writing contracts for supply management
Valid California driver's license
Materials and/or services purchasing experience and has successfully completed purchases over $1,000,000,
Knowledge and application of contracting and supply management principles
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel applications
Bachelor's degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Business, English, Computer Science, or Economics
2+ years of experience in specific service and/or material expertise
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, or other advanced academic degrees or training is highly desirable
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation or similar professional certification in Supply Management
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.