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Strategic Sourcing Administrator

Community College of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
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Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Strategic Sourcing Administrator position. The Strategic Sourcing Administrator is responsible for the purchase of materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the College. This position administers bids and proposals, qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services, processes requisitions, tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. The Strategic Sourcing Administrator supports the Director of Purchasing in seeking new sources for procurement and provides direction and guidance to other staff within the Purchasing department.

For a complete position description, and to apply online, please visit our career site at, or click the “Apply” button.

Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and prescription drug plans for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.

• Five (5) years of procurement experience required.

• Minimum of one (1) year public bid experience required.

• Ability to work independently, take initiative, and collaborate with others required.

• Detail-oriented with excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds required.

• Computer proficiency utilizing MS Word and Excel required.

• Ability to develop and integrate requirements to form the basis of a written proposal required; strong documentation, negotiation, and analytical skills.

• Ability to meet deadlines, bring projects to completion, and prioritize work required.

• Ability to analyze problems, troubleshoot issues, and recommend appropriate solutions required.

• The ability to lead, manage and participate on project teams with shared responsibility for outcomes and decision-making.

• Ability to work effectively with all levels of management, other colleagues, and demonstrate initiative, mature judgment, superior customer service and the ability to anticipate the needs of the organization.

• An Eagerness to learn, personable demeanor, and demonstrated ability to interact in a team-oriented environment across multiple levels of an organization.

• Strong documentation, negotiation, and analytical skills required.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply Chain, Finance preferred.

• Experience with contract management/negotiations with an emphasis on construction procurement and change management preferred.

• Prior supervisory experience preferred.

• Ability to work within an enterprise-wide information system required; Banner experience preferred.

• Access and PowerPoint preferred.

• Experience working in a collective bargaining environment with collective bargaining agreements preferred.


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