Proactively identify and negotiate contract opportunities to leverage the buying power of the University and Duke University Health System to lower the cost of procurement of goods and services. Ensure that contracts meet all federal regulations and customer needs.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Negotiate contracts with suppliers; evaluates bids and proposals and makes award decisions; review and interpret vendor contracts for accuracy and completeness.
Manage contracts with suppliers to ensure supplier compliance; analyzes supplier change requests to existing contracts and approves changes or revisions.
Participate on procurement sourcing teams for the research, bid and contract management of supplies and services.
Participate in strategic planning to target future cost savings with appropriate commodity. Track markets to anticipate customer needs, changes to those needs, and the impact to existing contracts or development of future contracts; monitor inflation and its impact on forecasting. Evaluate Supplier performance through review of reports and customer feedback; resolve issues and implement solutions to address negative supplier performance.
Act as liaison between university and subcontractors to implement fulfillment of contracts.
Facilitate the resolution of disputes with supplier to ensure optimal customer satisfaction.
Coordinate the integration of new suppliers into the procurement system.
Create and review reports showing status of contract activity.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or business-related field.
Requires five years of progressively responsible contract administration/procurement-related experience.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Duke Accounting System
PC Word Processing Software
PC Spreadsheet Software
PC Database Management Software
Frequent contact with procurement leadership in establishing strategic initiatives for cost savings. Frequent contact with external suppliers in the negotiation and implementation of contracts. Frequent contact with customers in the assessment and fulfillment of needs. Frequent contact with all of the procurement teams in the daily operations of procurement process.
Essential Skills and Knowledge:
Communication and interpersonal skills
Customer Service skills
Knowledge of procurement, purchasing systems and contract negotiation
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Code: 00005283 SOURCING MANAGER Job Level: F2
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