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The Procurement Manager is responsible for performing administrative functions related to leading, planning, organizing and managing the day to day procurement function for the university.
This position leads the university in complex competitive solicitations and negotiations, vendor relationship development; project management; budget and program development and continuous monitoring of supplier performance. The manager is the university liaison to consortia and group purchasing organizations.
Internally, the Procurement Manager supports constituents by assessing needs, determining capital and operational budget estimates, managing bid processes, providing training and implementing campus procurement policy. The manager monitors changing business trends and potential impacts to the university. The manager will be a key player in the implementation of Workday and an e-procurement solution.
Bachelor’s degree in a business-related discipline or related field.
Ten (10) years of progressively increasing procurement, and staff management and development experience in higher education, business or industry.
Strong interpersonal, listening and communications skills. Proven ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner both written and verbally.
Strong computer literacy required. Experience in creating databases and preparing comprehensive statistical and financial reporting. Working knowledge of e-procurement systems, Workday or other ERP systems.
Extensive experience in sourcing, preparing specifications and RFP documents, managing complex bid processes, creating comprehensive analysis, negotiating details, recommending appropriate alternatives, maintaining knowledge of new products and services. Experience in determining total cost and developing strategic reporting.
Proven leadership, organizational, administrative and problem solving skills. Ability to organize time while prioritizing various responsibilities. Experience in managing multiple priorities, major projects and complex purchasing transactions. Demonstrated ability to analyze and dissect information in a clear, concise, and expedient manner within a fast paced, changing work environment.
A valid, unrestricted US driver’s license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley’s insurance carrier.
Master’s Degree in a business-related discipline or related field preferred.
C.P.M./CPSM certification preferred.
Procurement experience relating to construction and facilities management, administrative and campus services, and/or information technology.
Demonstrated ability to strategically identify and engage contracts offered by consortia or group buying organizations.
Comprehension of e-procurement tools and the ability to incorporate them into sourcing strategies and contract terms.
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.
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