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Category Manager - IT Team (Procurement Consultant)

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

DepartmentPURCHASING (UA-PUR-IUBLA)Job SummaryDepartment-Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Category Manager - IT Team develops, implements, and manages institutional contracts and procurement services for acquisitions within the Information Technology commodity that support the educational, research, and service missions of Indiana University.
  • Performs the function of Business Agent for the institution ensuring compliance with legal, contractual and ethical postures in support of the University.
  • Initiates, negotiates, develops, monitors and audits University contracts together with Requests for Proposal, pricing agreements, and/or service standards, finance options, vendor performance, and other responsibilities for all IU campuses.
  • Enforces contract compliance, policy compliance, and compliance with federal, state and other laws and regulations.General Responsibilities:
    • Places purchase orders and approves procurement invoices to procure supplies and services for department or operational area; may secure cost savings through price negotiation.
    • Analyzes prices of current and potential vendors and makes recommendations on new vendors based on departmental needs.
    • Acts as a liaison between university departments and vendors.
    • Responds to employee inquiries and requests and explains policies and procedures.
    • Monitors procurement processes and determines how to correct issues; independently corrects basic and moderately complex issues.
    • Manages competitive bid process for contracts and negotiates contracts.
    • May provide assistance to Procurement Assistants or lower-level Procurement Specialists.
    • May provide organizational procurement training. QualificationsEDUCATIONRequired
      • Bachelor's degree.WORK EXPERIENCERequired
        • 2 years of experience in a relevant field.Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.SKILLS
          • Proficient communication skills.
          • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
          • Instills commitment to organizational goals.
          • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.
          • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
          • Promotes information sharing.
          • Demonstrated analytical skills.Working Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationBloomington, Indiana or Indianapolis, Indiana. The successful candidate will also have the option to work a hybrid schedule from home and the office, subject to change based on university policy and the department's business needs. Advertised Salary$49,000 to $51,725 depending upon qualifications.Job ClassificationCareer Level: CareerFLSA: ExemptJob Function: FinanceJob Family: ProcurementClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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