Sr. Procurement Specialist - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for providing a professional business function including, but not limited to: facilitating the procurement process; vendor relationship development; project management; program development to achieve maximum cost containment; and ensuring compliance of contract terms and conditions. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for specifying, sourcing, bidding, analyzing, negotiating contracts and ultimately procuring goods and services for the university. With a customer service-focused approach, the Senior Procurement Specialist serves as an intermediary between vendors, suppliers and internal customers, providing applicable training, assistance with capital and operational budget estimates and assisting in the implementation and compliance of campus business policy. This position develops and maintains on-going relationships with departments across campus; managing bid processes and contracts, providing applicable training, assisting with capital and operational budget estimates, and assisting in the implementation and compliance of campus procurement policy.

The Senior Procurement specialist will develop and maintain an awareness of changing commodity/service related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to the university.  

Additional Description of Duties:

Facilitates the university's procurement activity including: specifying, sourcing, bidding, analyzing, negotiating contracts and ultimately procuring goods and services for the university. Also, facilitates purchase orders, major one time bidding initiatives, scheduling and conducting categorical and ongoing bidding including commodities, contracts and supplemental services.

Project management and program development (throughout campus) including needs assessment, sourcing products and services, developing recommendations, conducting related bidding and following through to completion and implementation.  

Position Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline, CPM/CPSM desirable. 3-5 years of purchasing in business, industry or higher education required. Facilities and IT/Library Services related purchasing experience is highly desirable. An understanding of procurement procedures, basic business and accounting practices, and experience soliciting bids and negotiating pricing and delivery terms. A proven ability to communicate effectively with internal customers and outside vendors in a professional manner. Strong problem solving and decision-making skills. Ability to organize time while prioritizing various responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to analyze and dissect information in a clear, concise, and expedient manner within a fast paced, changing work environment.

Strong analytical and financial reporting skills.
Strong working knowledge of Excel and all Windows based applications.

Experience in project management, contract management and handling multiple tasks with varying deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.  

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Purchasing, Admin & Campus Services
  • Sr. Procurement Specialist
  • Business University
  • STAR - Scholarship, Teaching, Advising, Research
  • Corporate & Community Partnerships
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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