Procurement Coor/Contract Admini I

East Lansing
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Contract Administrator I participates in maintaining institutional contracts that serve the strategic purchasing needs of the university. The Contract Administrator I coordinates contract usage and maintenance. The contracts are developed with the involvement of focus groups consisting of key campus stakeholders. This role facilitates group discussions on these strategic initiatives.

The Contract Administrator I ensures that best practices for procurement are utilized in the sourcing decision while meeting the needs of the client. Value is added through comparative product research, terms negotiation, and preparation of analytical procurement data and reports. The Contract Administrator I interacts with the University Services customer base and suppliers to achieve specification compliance with contractual commitments.

This position facilitates use of the e-procurement system for campus clients by conducting training, performing trouble shooting, and responding to operational questions. The Contract Administrator I engages with suppliers to administer system maintenance and support the supplier base. Support includes responsibility for on-boarding new suppliers in the e-procurement system.

The Contract Administrator I will attend trade shows and conferences, and engage in professional development to attain or retain professional certifications.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in purchasing, performing bid, and cost analysis, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

CPM, CPSM, or CPPO certification. Knowledge of benchmark procurement processes used to research technical specifications. Ability to conduct meetings and presentations to facilitate decision-making. Evidence of ongoing commitment to professional development. The successful candidate will have: practical experience with best practices that produce institutional cost savings; ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; judgment to work independently and seek assistance as needed from senior purchasing agents; effective presentation and interpersonal skills to initiate and facilitate client interactions; knowledge of logistics, compliance management, and import/export regulations; ability to develop and enhance supplier and client relationships.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Work Hours


(Bidding Eligibility ends May 16, 2017 at 11:55 PM).

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