Sr. Procurement Specialist II - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Procurement Specialist II is responsible for providing a professional business function including, but not limited to: leading, planning and 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 Procurement Specialist II 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 Procurement Specialist II represents Bentley serving 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 cost center approvers and departments across campus; planning and 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.  

Additional Description of Duties:

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

Position Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline, CPM/CPSM desirable 7-10 years of purchasing in business, industry or higher education required. Construction, alterations and Facilities Management Services, Information Technology 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.  

License(s) Required for the Position

Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted US driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.  

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

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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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