The Scientific Sourcing Specialist position exists to procure goods and services, and negotiate and manage contracts for the University in accordance with University, State and Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Based on professional experience, knowledge, and using the highest ethical conduct, this position will facilitate procurement decisions for the University by clarifying requirements, investigating sources of supply, and interpreting and analyzing data and circumstances. This position provides procurement leadership by guiding the University and the various departments through the procurement process in order to obtain the best value for the University. Judgment is used in the adaptation and skilled application of guidelines to solve the full range of problems related to each procurement. The successful candidate will facilitate collaborative stakeholder relationships while maintaining and developing expertise in the areas of scientific and laboratory, related items to benefit the University. This position requires a strong team player with a passion for providing excellent customer support. Please apply at: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/71699. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. • Minimum of 5 years enterprise level procurement experience (no supply chain). • Demonstrated ability developing, issuing and evaluating solicitations, including conducting complex RFP’s. • Demonstrated experience in reviewing, redlining and negotiating third-party vendor contract terms. • Experience with an electronic purchasing and enterprise resource planning system, along with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple concurrent tasks, meet critical deadlines and effectively manage changing priorities while maintaining professionalism. • Demonstrated ability to train and coach others in proper purchasing processes. • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and all levels of personnel within the University, including senior management and technical experts. • Record of past professional development and willingness to engage in future professional development opportunities.
About Colorado State University
The Office of Procurement Services provides leadership to Colorado State University (CSU) in the procurement of goods and services by combining sound business controls with efficient and timely service. Procurement Services assists departments in obtaining the best value for every dollar while complying with applicable rules. Procurement Services manages general procurement and strategic sourcing, Kuali Shop Catalogs, Procurement Card (PCard), and the University’s Small Business Program.