You are passionate about delivering on-time, at-cost, and low risk procurement operations. You revel in consistently exceeding customers’ expectations. You want a lead role in managing day-to-day Procurement activities, and thrive when sustaining value and delivering on-time services within Procure to Invoice and Vendor / Supplier Management workflows. Your experience with indirect procurement and desire to continuously improve operational efficiency and effectiveness will help delight our customers. You speak all things data, and deliver outcomes via metrics such as cost savings (avoidance, price, total cost), key performance indicators (KPI), and service level agreements (SLA). You demonstrate great agility in day-to-day activities, thrive when delivering on-time and at-cost procurement services, and desire a supporting role in the ongoing Procure to Pay (P2P) transformation.
You have amazing level of intellectual curiosity, build strong coalitions, possess strong financial acumen, and continuously demonstrate high degrees of ownership, integrity, and attention to detail. You are an independent self-starter who thrives in connecting people and ideas to data and outcomes, and have a strong entrepreneurial drive. You excel at communication and are comfortable with playing a critical role within a highly visible organization. You thrive when creating better customer outcomes, and are highly accountable to results.
Provide the minimum education, experience, and skills required to perform the job successfully.
Minimum of 5 years relevant experience or BA / BS and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience or MBA / MS
Demonstrated experience in day-to-day activity management within the Procure to Invoice and Supplier Management / Vendor Management workflows, e.g., requisition to purchase order, requirements definition, solicitation and bids, negotiation, source selection, legal review, contract award, vendor onboarding, performance management approach and business reviews, etc.
Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize data to identify opportunities, continuously improve performance, and successfully operate within a data driven performance management framework (e.g., meet cost savings goals, efficiency measures, procurement administrative lead time / throughput service level agreements, and misc. procurement operations key performance indicators)
Familiarity with government and state / local procurement regulations, commercial procurement best practices, and procure to pay savings levers and techniques
Globally minded, self-motivated, flexible, and creative operations analyst, with ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work horizontally and vertically across a decentralized organization to drive results
Ability to lead without authority and build “trusted advisor” relationships by delivering sound technical analysis, customer empathy, and data driven decision-making
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with ability to lead, interact with, influence, resolve conflict and drive decisions / accountability among individuals from a variety of cultures and disciplines
Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to respond to changes in the external environment, while ensuring the organization is able to effectively and efficiently navigate transitions
Experience and expertise building reporting tools and executive dashboards utilizing leading Microsoft and Tableau platforms
Knowledge of Procure to Pay (P2P), Procurement Operations, Spend Diagnostic, and B2B business marketplace technologies a benefit
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCMA) or other relevant industry certification preferred, CCMA certification required no later than 12 months after start date OR as soon as eligible if MBA / MS hire
Demonstrated expertise of Microsoft business programs (g., Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point)
Familiarity and experience utilizing data warehouse, data analytics, and reporting tools (g., Cognos, SQL, R, Python, Tableau, Power BI)
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Responsible for day-to-day procurement activities within assigned commodities / thresholds, to include, but not limited to:
Requisition to Purchase Order and Change Order processing
New vendor onboarding and preferred supplier business reviews, to include performance management and compliance to terms across both parties
Day-to-Day Contract Administration and Lifecycle Management
Maintain deadlines on deliverables and communication status updates to business partners and internal clients regarding contractual issues
Collaboration with Legal / Office of General Counsel on contract renewals and events of non-conformance (e.g., consideration planning), and supplier / vendor performance reviews
Communicating P2P policies and procedures to the university community
Northeastern University is a vibrant and diverse community characterized by faculty collaboration, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Of the 18,687 students currently enrolled in one of Northeastern’s seven undergraduate colleges, 20% are international students who come from 122 different countries worldwide.