Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Purchasing Agent. This position will work in partnership with the Procurement team to meet the daily needs of the University by processing daily purchase requisitions while assisting the bid team in identifying those areas of spend that would benefit from strategic sourcing. This position will assist in managing RFPs and bids. Duties include projects/issues of medium to high complexity that require demonstrated knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments. The Strategic Sourcing Purchasing Agent will ensure compliance based on university policies and regulatory guidelines. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of strategic analysis, negotiation, and cost management with increasing level of responsibility. The position will require the ability to work with the other team members and the University community to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration and teamwork. The ability to work independently on complex projects and exercise sound judgment is essential.
Responsibilities include the following:Take the lead in reviewing and processing purchase requisitions on a daily basisWork as part of the bid team with the solicitation process for commodities and services by conducting bid openings, pre-proposal meetings and evaluating the responses for a successful outcomeWork with the Director in developing and implementing strategic purchasing plans and strategic sourcing, providing this information to the bid team to further enhance the bid process and drive spendWork in a consulting role with various departments within the University to understand their needs and provide guidance on purchasing best practices and sourcingIdentify, track and measure cost containment and other sourcing metrics to support management decision makingPerform analysis to identify opportunities to consolidate purchases and leverage University wide spending, identifying those good and services that would benefit from a strategic bid processRecommend changes in process to provide efficiency and enable IT solutions for manual tasks to streamline processes