Strategic Sourcing Manager

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Nov 10, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
STF10631
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Strategic Sourcing Manager

The George Mason University Purchasing Office is seeking a talented Strategic Sourcing Manager to perform complicated and highly technical procurement activities for a wide variety of goods and services. Reporting to the Director, Purchasing, this newly created position is responsible for implementing strategic sourcing strategies for all spend categories across the university.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About Fiscal Services:


Fiscal Services supports the university's mission by promoting financial best practices, forming strategic partnerships, establishing efficient systems, and pursuing continuous improvement. We create and maintain a sustainable financial framework and strong internal controls to promote sound fiscal management, careful stewardship of university resources, and accountability. We foster innovation to support Mason's overall mission by employing new methods to deliver financial services and collaborating on process improvements and new initiatives. Fiscal Services provides accurate and timely financial data to ensure comprehensive reporting, compliance, and analysis to enable strategic decision-making. The Purchasing Department oversees the procurement of goods and services by collaborating with units in making strategic purchasing decisions.

Responsibilities:

The Strategic Sourcing Manager shall ensure that purchases are made in accordance with the Code of Virginia, university policy, and purchasing best practices. Essential duties include:

  • Evaluate existing vendor contracts, ensuring that Mason is utilizing the best available pricing and terms available. Leverage existing agreements to extract additional value;
  • Develop, champion, and ensure implementation of strategic sourcing principles that will optimize total cost of ownership for spend categories;
  • Oversee the development and execution of category management strategies to include risk assessments, overall market, industry and supply base analysis, and category and vendor segmentation;
  • Collect and interpret procurement data, including cost analysis reporting, benchmarking spend, RFP data, and return on investment;
  • Manage the university's small purchase program, providing outstanding customer service to internal stakeholders;
  • Assist departments with complex contract language related to software and other agreements;
  • Receive and review requisitions, specifications, and scopes of work, and assimilate into detailed needs statements and bidding documents; and
  • Develop contract negotiation strategies, and serve as the lead in driving contract negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives.


Required Qualifications:

  • Expert-level data analytics skills using Business Intelligence Tools and Excel;
  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Considerable (typically 4-8 years) progressively responsible experience in strategic sourcing and vendor management;
  • Prior experience leading strategic sourcing efforts for a large university or corporation; and
  • Expert-level ability to manage complex, highly technical contract negotiations with minimal assistance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A nationally recognized certification in the field of procurement;
  • A certification in contract management; and
  • Experience purchasing IT Software, Hardware, VARs and Telecom.


For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03116Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, a list of three supervisory references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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