DIRECTOR, IT SOURCING & CONTRACTING
Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director of Purchasing Services, the Director, IT Sourcing & Contracting is responsible for overseeing Purchasing Services' IT Sourcing & Contracting service center. The position currently includes one direct report, and together the team manages contracting, project sourcing, customer support, supplier management, program management, spend analytics, and business case development/presentation. As part of this responsibility, the Director is accountable for driving measurable impact in the areas of cost containment, economic inclusion (diversity and local purchasing), and sustainability. The Director is responsible for working closely with University stakeholders to implement and manage strategic supplier solutions and relationships that leverage Penn's purchasing volume while mitigating risk to the University. The Director will work collaboratively within Purchasing Services, including other sourcing directors and managers, as well as the eBusiness/Procure-to-Pay team to help drive advancement of various procurement efforts and initiatives including spend analytics, business intelligence, and improved contract life cycle management. The Director will promote a positive work environment, spirit of cooperation, and a customer-centric approach to procurement. The Director will be held to the highest standards of stewardship ensuring compliance with all related financial policies and procedures. As part of that responsibility, the Director will report all known or suspected non-compliance or irregularities to the Executive Director of Purchasing Services and/or the Vice President of Business Services. Critical to the effectiveness of the Director will be his or her ability to understand customer needs, educate customers on key IT procurement issues and opportunities, support wide-ranging customer procurement needs, and serve as a University authority in IT procurement.
Qualifications: A Master's Degree and 5 to 7 years of experience, or a Bachelor's Degree and at least 7 to 10 years of progressive technology procurement/supply chain management experience. Graduate qualifications in business or a related field preferable. Demonstrated procurement experience in the Information Technology category, with extensive software contracting experience are critical. Experience in additional procurement categories including facilities and construction, life sciences, printing, travel, and professional/support services. Advanced proficiency with procurement systems including ERP systems (Oracle preferred), eProcurement systems, and online bidding tools. Experience in multi-year strategic business development and planning. Proven track record of managing enterprise-wide cost containment and revenue generation projects that produce measurable return-on-investment. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders to identify current and future procure-to-pay objectives that require the support of and contribution from the supply chain organization. Supervisory experience preferred. Familiarity with the higher education sector highly regarded. Knowledge of, and passion for, sustainability including economic inclusion (diversity and local purchasing) and environmentally sustainability. LEED or similar certification highly regarded.
Reference Number: 93-27925
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Penn Purchasing Services
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration