Senior Procurement Manager - Arts and Sciences Waco, TX, United States
Job Identification: 13789 Posting Date: 10/14/2022, 1:01 PM Job Schedule: Full time Locations: Waco, TX, United States Degree Level: Bachelor
Job Description: What We Are Looking For
The Senior Procurement Manager will assume responsibility for all aspects of the procure to pay process for the assigned divisional unit.
In this role, you will serve as one of Procurement and Payment Services' (P2P) primary liaisons to the Baylor community, providing outreach to and engagement with faculty, staff, administration, and the supplier community. Accountable for P2P processes to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiencies. The scope will include sourcing, contracting, PO management, payment management, supplier data management, and system troubleshooting.
A Bachelor's degree (preferably in business or related discipline), five years of relevant experience, and an active Christian faith are required. An MBA and seven years of relevant experience are preferred. Preference will also be given for candidates with a C.P.M., CPSM, or CPSD certification. Experience will not be considered in lieu of the educational requirement. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
What You Will Do
Manage day to day transaction processing to ensure a timely and responsive ordering process
Collaborate with internal academic partners and stakeholders to identify P2P priorities, and align plans, goals and measurements
Provide support for all departmental sourcing activities under $100,000
Serve as primary departmental liaison to faculty and staff for matters related to University procurement policies and procedures
Perform the procurement and/or sourcing of goods and services for University departments.
Provide guidance to stakeholders and colleagues on a wide variety of sourcing and contractual issues
Review procurement activity with Business Officer and departmental leadership
Act as supplier liaison for assigned departments
Provide P2P training within assigned units; leverage training software and creative training strategies
Work in conjunction with Finance to improve and optimize the end-to-end P2P process
Analyze process performance based on KPIs; drive KPI improvement leveraging best practices
Review addressable spend and determine best procurement method to drive automation and continuous process improvement
Advance our P2P landscape by implementing tools, processes and training to drive continuous improvement and employee growth
Additional Details on Experience
5-7 years procurement/sourcing experience
Required - Minimum 3-5 years of negotiations experience
Experience - Writing and reviewing complex agreements
Experience working in higher education preferred
Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant year over year results
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
General working knowledge of accepted procurement
Knowledge of federal regulations [e.g. Uniform Guidance] and state procurement statutes and policies
Ability to assess market/business dynamics and negotiate agreements that yield meaningful business value
Strong analytical skills
Demonstrated consultative/collaborative skills in performing sourcing activities
Acts with a service mindset; establishing and maintaining trust and respect
Ability to perform in highly matrixed environments with multiple stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to influence without authority, motivating and managing cross-functional teams
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