Procurement Officer II

Fairfax, VA
Feb 03, 2017
Apr 04, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

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Salary : $55,906- $70,000; commensurate with education and experience

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Category Manager/Assistant Director, Purchasing

The George Mason University Purchasing Office is seeking a Category Manager/ Assistant Director to lead a team that handles complicated and highly technical procurement activities across a wide variety of goods and services. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Director of Purchasing, this position shall oversee a small team ensuring that purchases are made in accordance with the Code of Virginia, university policy and purchasing best practices. Essential duties include: * Managing the procurement cycle for the purchase of the most complex general goods and services; * Receiving and reviewing requisitions, specifications, and scopes of work; and assimilating into detailed needs statements and bidding documents; * Analyzing bids and proposals, working with evaluation committees to determine best value, and awarding contracts; * Developing, championing and ensuring implementation of strategic sourcing/category management principles that will optimize total cost of ownership for assigned spend category; * Developing contract negotiation strategies, and serving as the lead in driving contract negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives; * Utilizing rate control terms within agreements to maintain pricing in alignment with market through contract life cycle; * Working collaboratively with business stakeholders to analyze, monitor and manage internal demand for related goods and services within assigned spend category; and * Assisting in developing and executing category management strategies to include risk assessments; overall market, industry and supply base analysis; and category and vendor segmentation.

Required Qualifications: * A bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of skills and experience; * Recent experience leading the request for proposal (RFP) process for complex goods and services with a dollar value frequently in excess of $1,000,000; * Prior experience managing complex, highly technical contract negotiations with minimal assistance; and * Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to dynamically present to large groups of diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications: * Juris Doctor degree, or an equivalent combination of contracting expertise and experience; * Nationally recognized certification in the field of procurement; * Prior experience in a higher education environment; and * Previous supervisory experience in a purchasing capacity.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00390z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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