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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Univ Strategic Sourcing Spec
Position Classification Code: C1033
Job Family: Business, Accounting and Finance
Pay Level: 10
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Reports to centralized Administrative and Finance division, providing complex university level consultation and advisement. Position serves as a key senior member of the Procurement Services team, responsible for the strategic sourcing activities of the university. Functions include identifying, planning, executing, and managing strategic sourcing initiatives to obtain goods and services required by the University to carry out its mission and to do so in a timely, efficient manner that secures the best value at the lowest cost in compliance with statutory and other procurement requirements of the University. The position executes and manages contracts and provides on-going oversight of key supplier and customer relationships.
Standard Duties:
Develops strategic sourcing methodology to fulfill university’s overall procurement strategy and vision. Implements and maintains a detailed framework to conduct strategic sourcing activities. Communicates, educates, and obtains support for strategic sourcing methodology and process from key stakeholders throughout the university system. Interprets and implements existing policies and practices and advises others regarding the same. Establishes communication mechanisms to provide quality customer service and to keep key stakeholder groups informed and engaged in strategic sourcing activity in order to identify opportunities, meet customer needs, and help ensure adoption of the outcome of sourcing efforts. Oversees the development and maintenance of a contract management process for ensuring that required terms and conditions are included in all University contracts, that requested or desired exceptions are timely resolved, and that contract termination dates are tracked and managed. Establishes roles and responsibilities for managing key supplier relationships including monitoring and measuring performance relative to contract terms and conditions
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of industry best practices and current developments/trends in area of expertise. Knowledge of sound business practices. Knowledge of customer service standards and engagement.
Excellent negotiating skills. Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Strategic planning and project management skills. Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills. Employee development and performance management skills. Strong computer skills.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects with varying deadlines and levels of importance. Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise. Ability to provide a high level of customer-focused services and continuous improvement. Ability to interact and work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams from all levels of the organization. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- Prefer New Mexico Chief Procurement Officer certification; will be required to obtain within one year of hire.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-