Feb 24, 2020
Manages, develops, and leads sourcing professionals who work on a diverse scope of complex problem and initiatives. Coordinates the acquisition, delivery, and inventory of materials of instruction, resources, and equipment for program support and improvement. Executes category sourcing initiatives following the prescribed framework for conducting strategic sourcing activities. Calculates base-line spend and savings for category sourcing initiatives. Communicates, educates, and obtains support for strategic sourcing methodologies and processes from key stakeholders in Academics. Ensures that activity for assigned category complies with all appropriate State and Board regulations and policies for a competitive public procurement process. Facilitates collaboration with multi-discipline advisory group(s), subject-matter experts, managers, and administrators in the various academic categories for developing requirements, evaluating competitive bid proposals, selecting vendors and suppliers, and understanding category developments and opportunities. Establishes communication, in collaboration with Procurement Services for keeping key stakeholder groups informed and engaged in strategic sourcing activity for the assigned sourcing category. Works with strategic procurement staff to document category historic spend and the total cost of ownership for key category products and services and to identify opportunities with academic category. Works with multiple academic department advisory groups to understand demand, supplier trends and user requirements for potential sourcing opportunities within assigned sourcing category. Develops a multi-year sourcing project portfolio for assigned category with estimated costs and potential savings based on identified opportunities, expected demand, and contract renewal timing. Oversees sourcing initiatives to ensure that goods and services are obtained at the lowest consistent with Board requirements for quality, performance, service, and availability. Promotes and maintains a public competitive procurement practice in compliance with all Federal, State, and Board mandates and guidelines. Engages multiple category advisory groups in drafting requirements and evaluating bid responses as appropriate. Meets or exceeds established performance goals for category expense savings and customer satisfaction. Facilitates contract execution with key category suppliers to ensure that required terms and conditions are included and that contract termination dates are tracked and managed. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
Shelby County Schools Memphis, TN, USA Full-time