Contingency Workforce Program Manager

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

University Program Specialist - Advanced

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Contingency Workforce Program Manager

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Full-Time Permanent

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Department Name and Number:

Purchasing Services-213610

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Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

Procurement Services and Materials Management is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services, payment of vendors, stocking and distribution of products, tracking equipment, reimbursement of employees and non-employees and the development of business processes that seek continuous improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and user satisfaction. Procurement Services and Materials Management is responsible for the procurement cycle (“cradle to grave”) of all goods and services required to sustain, foster and support the education and research missions of the University.

Procurement Services and Materials Management includes the following units:
Purchasing Services
eProcurement and Materials Management
Accounts Payable and Vendor Services
Travel and Payment Card Services

The Purchasing Services department of the Procurement Services and Materials Management organization is a service organization whose main purpose is the procurement of products and services required in support of the University’s research, educational goals, and overall physical operations. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Purchasing team manages spend of ~$600,000,000 each year through regular purchase orders, electronic orders and payment card programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

This is a position created to support a new and transformational University-wide contingency workforce management program within the Procurement Services & Materials Management operation. The new program will establish a formal solution for University stakeholders to engage contingency workforce resources such as temporary employees, contract employees, and independent contractors.

The primary purpose of this position in the short term (~12 months) is to design and implement a new strategic University contingency workforce management program. The exact size of the program is unclear at this time, but the University is estimated to utilize thousands of temporary/contract workers at any given time. Assuming a modest bill rate per worker, the total annual spend could easily amount to $100-$200 million dollars, if not more. Responsibilities will include:
• Design & scope requirements for new University contingency workforce management program.
• Source program solution in the marketplace.
• Define & manage processes and policies related to engaging contingency workforce resources.
• Source preferred temporary/contract employee agencies to include in program.
• Manage suppliers that provide workforce program services.
• Internal stakeholder communication, marketing, and training.
• Develop program metrics & report to Procurement management.

Longer term, in addition to contingency workforce program management responsibilities, the position will establish and manage a University supplier diversity program. This includes:
• Collaborate with the Accounts Payable vendor coordinator team and ITS to ensure diverse suppliers obtain proper state certifications, are self-identifying correctly in the University’s online supplier portal.
• Coordinate efforts to build healthy economies through sourcing with diverse businesses in the local community.
• Coordinate the University’s efforts to integrate the tenets of sustainability into the University’s procurement policies and guidelines, including eliminating waste, buying healthier and more sustainable products, and considering supply chain and sustainable business practices.
• Provide supplier diversity spend reporting as required/requested to the State of North Carolina, the University’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and/or federal agencies.
• Provide diverse supplier information to OSR / Principal Investigators to support preparation of research proposals requiring diversity spend projections and/or commitments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

The successful candidate should have experience managing complex programs.

The candidate should demonstrate strong planning, analysis, customer service and collaboration skills. Experience in understanding business processes and reengineering those to work efficiently and effectively is essential. Should be able to demonstrate sound professional judgement, make independent decisions, and possess the ability to function under pressure due to time constraints.

Strong communication skills are vital, as is a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and collaborative decision making in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:

Procurement / purchasing / vendor management experience.

Experience implementing and managing contingency workforce management programs.

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The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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