The Associate Director of Procurement is responsible for performing administrative functions related to leading, planning, organizing and managing the day-to-day procurement function and systems for the University.
This position leads the University in complex competitive solicitations and negotiations, strategic sourcing, vendor relationship development; project management; budget and program development and continuous monitoring of supplier performance. The Associate Director is the University Liaison to consortia and group purchasing organizations.
Internally, the Associate Director of Procurement supports constituents by assessing needs, determining capital and operational budget estimates, managing bid processes, providing training and implementing campus procurement policy.
The Associate Director monitors changing business trends and potential impacts to the University. The Associate Director will be a key player in the implementation of Workday and e-procurement solutions.
Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline or related field.
Minimum of 5-7 years of progressively increasing procurement, and staff management and development experience in higher education, business or industry.
Extensive experience in needs assessment, preparing specifications, developing RFP/RFI documents, strategic sourcing, managing complex bid processes, creating comprehensive analysis, negotiating details, recommending appropriate alternatives, maintaining knowledge of new products and services.
Strong contract development and negotiation experience
Experience in vendor management of key suppliers and leading period reviews.
Ability to present solutions and influence University constituents at all levels.
Additional qualifications and requirements as listed in University job posting (see link below).
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education.
Located... on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.
At Bentley, we blend the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts — all anchored in technology.