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Procurement Manager Operations/Innovation

Company: Ellucian Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Together we are powering the future of Higher Education

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission - the power of education to transform lives and change the world. We are the global market leader in EdTech for Higher Education, serving more than 2,700 customers and reaching over 26 million students in 50+ countries. We are dedicated to helping Higher Ed thrive by transforming their institutions to agile, digitally connected campuses that enable student success.

About the Opportunity:

We seek a professional who is action-oriented, can readily develop strong cross-functional relationships and comfortably communicate across all levels of the organization with ability positively influence and impact stakeholders.

The Procurement Manager Operations/Innovation will lead and be responsible for the administration and oversight of all procurement related technology and purchasing processes. Effectively manage the day to day operations of the purchasing function. Daily responsibilities include creation, oversight and optimization of requisition and purchase order processing and related processes. This professional will also assist with the development of sustainable procurement (ESG), inclusive of supplier diversity and supplier risk.

The right candidate will possess attention to detail and a mindset toward continuous improvement and organizational efficiency.

Serve as the Procurement subject matter expert on the implementation of new systems and integration with SAP ERP and related systems.

Where you will make an impact:

* Responsible for the implementation, administration, and oversight of all procurement technology and related applications (e.g. Purchase-to-Pay, eSourcing) for the organization.
* Serves as the Procurement subject matter expert on the implementation of new systems including integration with ERP and related systems.
* Provides necessary support to meet internal and external reporting requirements.
* Manages and leads the day-to-day operations of Procurement Operations.
* Advance our supplier diversity program and reporting in alignment with Ellucian Leadership.
* Develop suppler risk program evaluating; financial risks, security risks, environmental risks, SLA/KPI performance risks in alignment with Ellucian Leadership.
* Is a key stakeholder in the spend analytics approach and operating model.
* Oversees the process for requisitions and purchase orders, including resolution of routine issues (e.g. match exceptions, price/invoice issue resolution, updating POs)
* Supports the solicitation of quotes and evaluation of bids as needed for items below the bid threshold not under contract and those that are not part of the category management sourcing process.
* Draws on external resources/experts to understand and suggest enhancements to the existing procurement processes and procedures.
* Develops and reports key performance indicators (KPIs) for the Procurement department.
* Travels occasionally to participate in special assignments, training, and/or travel between office locations.

What you will bring:

* Ideally has 5-7 years of progressively increasing responsibility in Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Business Operations.
* Demonstrated Procurement systems administration and implementation experience along with strong project management skills.
* Demonstrated experience and understanding of procurement operations within a center-led Supply Chain.
* Experience with ESG/Supplier diversity programs.
* Proven ability to develop and execute plans to support category, department and company strategies.
* Must possess fluent working knowledge of SAP ERP software.
* Experience with Purchase-to-Pay, P-card and eSourcing applications.
* Demonstrated understanding of Procurement to Pay (P2P) buying channels, and the associated internal business controls.
* Demonstrated strong collaboration skills with the ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders.
* Demonstrated composure and confidence in successful outcomes even in times of uncertainty.
* Shares effectively, with the ability to inform, motivate and secure buy-in from others inside and outside the organization.
* Proven ability to process, anticipate, and when necessary, lead change effectively.
* Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor messages to the given audience, present information in a clear and concise manner.
* Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field.
* Demonstrated financial and analytical skills.
* Professional level knowledge of typical professional computer programs including MS Word, Excel, Power Point
* Positive Attitude and Energy

What makes #Ellucianlife

* Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision
* Flexible time off
* Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests
* 401k w/ match & Bright Plan - to help you save for the future
* Maternity & Paternity Leave
* Charitable leave - 40 hours/year
* Telemedicine
* Wellness
* Ginger (mental health)
* Wellbeats (virtual fitness classes)
* Rethink - caregiver support
* Diversity and inclusion programs which provide access to 11 internal employee resource groups
* Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
* Professional development opportunities

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Additional Information:

Req ID: 4565

Hiring Type: Full - Time

Level of Experience: Management/Sr. Management

Remote: Yes

Travel Required: 0%-25%

Keywords: Ellucian Inc., Reston , Procurement Manager Operations/Innovation, Professions , Reston, Virginia

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