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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.



Job Description

The Assistant Director, Strategic Sourcing is responsible for implementing Facilities Management strategic sourcing initiatives campus-wide, while managing best-in-class strategic supplier relationships, contracts, and service agreements.  This position works collaboratively with all departments to better understand needs and develop sourcing strategies that successfully meet specific requirements.  Key responsibilities include managing strategic supplier relationships; implementing supplier performance and quality management programs; and executing improvements and innovations that further enhance University/supplier relations.  The Assistant Director also negotiates supplier contracts to maximize cost savings, improve customer satisfaction, enhance administrative and operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, and comply with complex policies.  Additionally, this position manages the day-to-day operations of the Strategic Sourcing Officer and oversees training on processes and policies, assists with navigating through new purchase and/or project procedures, provides coaching, and encourages development.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $83,700 to $104,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.



Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree; 5+ years of progressively responsible work experience in contracts, purchasing and strategic sourcing; proven expertise in facilities sourcing of critical facilities systems services and commodities; and strong project management skills with proven experience in successfully managing and executing multiple/large-scale initiatives.  High level financial and business acumen, along with strong process/analytical skills are essential.  Extensive knowledge of Higher Education Consortium or general Consortium business, a plus.  Experience with eProcurement systems; working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials; and proficiency with Microsoft Office (data analysis functions in Excel and ability to generate management summaries of data), are required.

Preferred:

Master’s in Business Administration
Certification by a recognized professional organization, i.e. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Associate in Contract Management (CACM), Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), or Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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