|Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer|
Company: University of Nebraska
Location: Lincoln, NE
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/25/2020
Expire Date: 01/25/2021
Job Categories: Government and Policy, Legal, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer|
The University of Nebraska seeks an innovative, collaborative leader to serve as its Assistant Vice President (AVP) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). This is a significant leadership opportunity for an experienced professional to formulate strategy and direct a Procure-to-Pay (P2P) organization. The position reports to the University’s Vice President for Business and Finance/CFO.
To become more efficient and effective, the University is transforming from a decentralized procurement model to a Center-led P2P model for the four campuses – Lincoln (UNL), Omaha (UNO), Kearney (UNK), Medical Center (UNMC) – and the system office, which is known officially as Central Administration (UNCA). The AVP-CPO will have direct responsibility for University-wide procurement strategy and category management; contract administration; procurement operations; supplier management; and a unified payments area composed of accounts payable, travel and Pcard programs. Operationally, the P2P organization will be comprised of approximately 50 full time equivalent staff.
Application Procedure: Apply for the position listed at https://careers.nebraska.edu/postings/1289. Follow instructions to complete the Applicant Profile. Along with your application, attach a resume, cover letter highlighting your experience and interest in the position, and three professional references with contact information. Direct questions about the position to: email@example.com. Direct questions about the on-line application process to: (402) 472- 3701.
Qualifications, Attributes and Competencies
Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree that provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities, and at least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in relevant procurement and/or finance related duties.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree and demonstrated business acumen and supply chain experience with higher education, government, research, or healthcare institutions. Relevant knowledge and understanding of educational/governmental procurement regulations; professional certifications such as CPP, CPM, CPSM, CPPM, CPA; and managerial experience overseeing operations at multiple locations and remotely is also desired.
The AVP-CPO will be a visionary and inspiring leader with a track record of providing strategic direction and organizational effectiveness in an entity of significant scale and complexity. The AVP-CPO will bring broad-based procurement and business experience and success at leading change, managing resources, and streamlining processes and systems. This individual will be a person of the highest integrity with a collegial style that engenders trust and inspires collaboration, and who is enthusiastic about the day-to-day management of efficient operations and the delivery of excellent customer service.
The AVP-CPO will have strong interpersonal abilities, including skills in verbal and written communication, and mature organizational skills to collaborate with multiple entities, solve problems, and navigate a complex higher education and research enterprise. They will demonstrate managerial expertise and the capacity to mentor a leadership team and further develop a high-performing, professional, client-focused service organization committed to advancing the University’s goals, objectives, and priorities.
In addition, the AVP-CPO will:
• Demonstrate the ability to manage relationships among strategic suppliers;
• Bring experience with procurement strategy development to successfully promote collaboration and collegiality and to advance mission;
• Show knowledge of procurement technology platforms to take full advantage of feature capabilities available to streamline P2P processes and provide business intelligence capabilities to analyze and manage spend;
• Bring proven knowledge of and leadership to implementing innovative procurement programs involving sustainability and supplier diversity;
• Demonstrate ability to negotiate and contract with the University’s best interest in mind;
• Sustain a commitment to diversity and inclusion and assemble track record of creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming professional environment.
Company Name: University of Nebraska
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One University. Four Campuses. One Nebraska. A land-grant flagship campus. An academic medical center. A metropolitan campus serving our urban citizens. And a campus focused on undergraduates. Collectively, these four unique institutions are known as the University of Nebraska. Each institution has distinct strengths, giving the University of Nebraska a scope of expertise that is hard to equal.