Job Summar y:
Provide strategic leadership and vision
in the continued development and enhancement of a best-in-class
procurement-to-pay (P2P) program which includes procurement and
accounts payable functions at Ithaca College. Lead and direct all
procurement related activities that drive cost optimization,
improve operational effectiveness, and enhance innovation through
the development of strategic sourcing initiatives, effective
contracting, negotiation tools, specification development, and
inventory management. Responsible for thorough review and
compliance of contracts, including annual insurance contracts.
Introduce and enhance the successful development, implementation,
and management of procurement strategies, policies and practices
that effectively support the College's procurement and spending
goals and objectives. Analyze market trends and benchmarks for best
practices and drive strategic cost management working with campus
departments to facilitate compliance with procurement and expense
rules and procedures. Identify and evaluate procurement-related
legislative initiatives and assure College compliance with all
applicable federal and state regulations. Furnish
procurement/accounts payable analysis and cost data for planning,
budgeting, and other functional duties.
Procurement and Accounts Payable Team
- Work collaboratively with the Associate Vice President and the
procurement and accounts payable team to develop a best-in-class
procurement-to-pay (P2P) environment fully leveraging the
capability and capacity of the College's procurement related
resources and technologies.
- Lead and mentor staff in continuing to develop a successful
strategic sourcing organization. Provide strategic leadership and
vision in directing procurement activities and train college staff
to utilize appropriate strategic sourcing and negotiation
methodologies to drive contract compliance.
- Create and issue RFP’s, represent the College to vendors,
analyze bids and provide recommendations aligned with departmental
and college strategic priorities.
- In collaboration with the General Counsel’s office, serve as
the point of contact for contract review and approval.
- Oversee the continued execution of strategic sourcing
strategies including developing annual strategic sourcing plans in
addition to assessing and reporting on strategic sourcing progress
- Utilize spend analytics tools and techniques to determine
origin of spend, and proactively address needs or deviations in
terms and conditions. Establish and implement processes to address
issues with new suppliers faster and more consistently across the
- Serve as key member of the College’s team that reviews and
negotiates annual insurance contracts.
- Oversee and participate in the process to select and manage
suppliers, the negotiation of processes based on each commodity's
sourcing strategy, and establishing and maintaining relationships
with key suppliers.
- Provide leadership in the development of ideas and practices to
optimize total cost of ownership for large spend categories and
implementing strategies and business processes to deliver annual
improvements in total cost, quality and service.
- Measure and track internal performance within each spend
category by tracking annual goals versus actual savings and budget
impact for the portfolio of commodities. Manage the development of
data dashboards and prepare performance reports and
- Develop an expertise in various sourcing categories by
remaining current with market trends through market research,
relationships with vendors and experts, and general market
- Continue to update, implement, and administer strategic
sourcing and procurement policies and procedures. Ensure all
policies and procedures are communicated to and understood by
faculty, staff, and administrators across campus. Make proactive
recommendations regarding best practices to increase the
effectiveness of services and programs.
- Oversee of the accounts payable functions of the College.
- Direct various personnel actions including hiring, training,
merit recommendations, promotions, performance evaluations, time
off requests, position reviews, discipline and dismissals and other
personnel concerns to foster effective operations and performance
and ensure compliance with College and departmental standards.
- Direct and participate in the preparation of a variety of
reports, analyses, and summaries for various commodity areas.
Present report findings as appropriate.
- Ensure compliance with College policies, state and federal laws
and procedures, and funding agency regulations that pertain to
A Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field and
a minimum of eight years supply chain management experience; strong
leadership and strategic planning skills; demonstrated knowledge of
strategic sourcing techniques, advanced procurement procedures,
contract review and negotiation, analytical techniques, knowledge
of insurance contracts, and general management principles;
excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills;
excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, computer
skills and the ability to work effectively with administrative
colleagues, students, faculty, and staff are required. A Masters
degree in Business Administration or related field and Certified
Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation preferred
Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally
accessible, safe, indoor environment with proper lighting and a
workstation that includes a desk and chair. Occasional attendance
to workshops and/or conferences resulting in a need to drive or
alternative travel arrangements may be necessary.
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic
community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to
apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college
Interested applicants must apply online at ithaca.edu/jobs
attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online
application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at
email@example.com. Screening of applications will begin