Coral Gables, Florida
May 16, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Assists in obtaining the best pricing and achieving the best contract terms aligned with the University's needs and requirements; maintains contract information and provides stakeholder support throughout the contract life-cycle.

Primary Duties:

Negotiate contracts as identified and assigned for goods and/or services.

Ensure contracts are properly executed and archived.

Ensure the Contract Management System is updated.

Initiate the item load process.

Apply strategic and logical thinking to business situations.

Work with Purchasing to support contract compliance and supplier performance management.

Assist with other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Ability to work in a team environment.

Knowledge of contract terms and conditions.

Ability to analyze and revise complex documents.

Strong negotiation skills required.

Proficiency with microcomputer applications. Microsoft Office software required.

Professional presentation a must.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience in managing multiple and diverse stakeholder groups

Attention to detail.

Three years’ related experience and a Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in purchasing for hospitals/healthcare and working with group purchasing organizations preferred

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!


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