Strategic Sourcing Manager Waco, TX, United States
Job Identification: 13794 Posting Date: 10/14/2022, 1:44 PM Job Schedule: Full time Locations: Waco, TX, United States Degree Level: Bachelor
Job Description: What We're Looking For
The Strategic Sourcing Manager will assume responsibility for all aspects of procurement related to specific products and services categories. General category definitions may include Information Technology, Research and Scientific, Capital Projects and Facilities, Professional Services, and General Merchandise.
In this role, you will serve as Procurement Services' primary liaison to departments across campus providing outreach and engagement to ensure to faculty, staff, administration, and the supplier community. You will drive improvements in key metrics, including, but not limited to savings, approved supplier portfolio, risk management, contract negotiations and supplier performance. The scope will include both category strategy as well as sourcing execution (requests for information and proposal, supplier negotiations and contract development and execution).
The role will be based at Baylor University and will be co-located with the Procurement and Payment Services team in Waco, TX. Remote work may be considered; however, the Strategic Sourcing Manager must be able to visit campus monthly or quarterly as needed.
A Bachelor's degree in Business or related a related discipline, 5 years of relevant work experience, and an active Christian faith are required. An MBA or an advanced degree is a related discipline is preferred. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
What You Will Do
Develop and maintain strong market knowledge for relevant supplier trends, vendor capabilities and changes.
Collaborate with internal partners and stakeholders across the University to identify business and category priorities, and align plan, goals and measurements
Serve as a primary liaison to suppliers and campus departments for matters regarding federal and state statutory requirements and the University's procurement policies and procedures.
Provide support for sourcing activities over $100,000
Perform technically difficult and complex tasks in the procurement and/or sourcing of goods and/or services for the University, responding to unique issues and unusual situations with responsibility for minimizing contractual and/or financial risks to the University
Apply advanced sourcing methodologies to prepare, develop, and establish complex procurement strategies or complex contracts through vendor negotiations and consultation with university stakeholders, project managers and departmental end-users.
Provide guidance to stakeholders and colleagues on a wide variety of sourcing and contractual issues.
Support major projects from concept to completion focusing on supplier development, supplier selection that meet key requirements
Drive adoption of sourcing strategies within University stakeholders and ensures ongoing cross-team collaboration
Develop negotiation strategies and execute plans
Conduct supplier business reviews with stakeholders to ensure the terms of agreement are met including performance/quality standards and continuous improvement goals.
Additional Details on Experience
5-7 years procurement/sourcing experience
Required - Minimum 3-5 years of negotiation experience
Experience writing and reviewing complex agreements
Experience managing multiple request for proposal projects
Experience with data analysis
Experience working in higher education preferred
Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant year over year results
Preferred - Knowledge of federal regulations [e.g. Uniform Guidance] and state procurement statutes and policies
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Working knowledge of accepted procurement practices as applicable to higher education procurement.
Ability to assess market/business dynamics and negotiate agreements that yield meaningful business value
Experience writing and reviewing complex agreements
Ability to perform in highly matrixed environments with multiple stakeholders
Demonstrated experience motivating and managing cross-functional teams, as well as an ability to influence others without authority
Acts with service mindset; establishing and maintaining trust and respect
Preferred - Knowledge of automated procurement systems (e.g. Jaggaer/Oracle).
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled