Another Source’s client, UCLA is recruiting a Commodity Manager to join their team.
To be considered for this position, please apply directly on UCLA’s campus career site, requisition #28618.
Here's a little about UCLA and the position they are seeking to fill:
As one of Southern California’s top five employers, UCLA is the workplace of more than 42,000 people and contributes $12.7 billion to the economy. Innovation at UCLA has produced an active portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed here.
Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Sourcing, act as Team Lead in the formation and management of local customer/cross-functional commodity teams for UCLA and UC strategic sourcing initiatives or special projects. Develops and manages complex Request for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotation (RFQ's), Requests for Information (RFIs) and drives the supplier selection process using low bid, lowest cost per quality point or best value with a final negotiation process, if needed. Uses purchasing tools such spend analytics, e-sourcing, auctions and contract management while following our strategic sourcing process, conducting market research and benchmarking for best practices. Evaluates and makes recommendations to sole source requests and if approved, negotiates the contract. Performs contract and supplier relationship management activities, analysis of spending data and utilization of contracts to make recommendations for changes to contracts based on the analysis. Leads supplier adoption efforts for e-catalogs, approves/rejects price files, identifies SKUs to be removed, resolves price mismatches, conducts buying activities for high volume spend or complex purchase contracts within assigned commodity groups. Supports and, as appropriate, interfaces with UCOP Strategic Sourcing organization on system-wide sourcing initiatives. Demonstrates exceptional customer service. Demonstrates purchasing professionalism.
- Working knowledge of the RFI/RFP processes including the development of content, evaluation of proposals, supplier selection processes, negotiation approaches for bid events or sole sources and managing the resulting contracts.
- Detailed working knowledge of the RFQ process and soliciting price quotes.
- Demonstrated project and time management skills and ability to deliver exceptional customer service.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment across organizational lines and at all organizational levels.
- Ability to work well with multiple competing priorities, manage projects and meet deadlines.
- Ability to travel for purposes of university business (0 - 5%).
- Education or experience equivalent to an undergraduate college degree.
- Working knowledge of ethical standards, internal controls, policies and procedures related to purchasing and material management.
- Extensive skill in using Microsoft Office Suite of products, including Word, Excel and Outlook, to perform analytical tasks and quantitative modeling, to present and support recommendations.
- Working knowledge of purchasing systems and general knowledge of e-commerce.
- Working knowledge of other purchasing systems such as spend analytics, e-sourcing (eRFx), reverse auctions, and contract management.
- Detailed working knowledge of the overall strategic sourcing process and concepts as well as approaches to cost reduction in the supply chain.
- Significant hands-on experience administering a portfolio of contracts for products and services and conducting related supplier/customer management activities.
- General knowledge of purchasing in the Public sector, including familiarity with UCC, FAR, leases and contractual terms and conditions.
- General knowledge of Six Sigma, streamlining processes and improving the procure-to-pay cycle.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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