Job Title: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - ACADEMICS
Posting Date: June 14, 2012
Closing Date: July 14, 2012
Salary Range: - (annually)
Job Type: Administrative
Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Office of Procurement and Logistics
The Assistant Director for Academics will be the lead for developing and executing category strategies for academic categories, leading Strategic Category Teams (SCTï¿½s) for academics, identifying cost savings opportunities that achieve optimal cost, negotiations and contract execution with the Districtï¿½s supply base by driving the strategic sourcing process for academic categories. across the school district including:
- Benchmarking new processes, approaches, and technology that will continually drive improvements on performance and business results for academic categories.
-Researching, identifying and analyzing current and emerging procurement trends, develops a deep understanding of market conditions, develops proposed supply chain solutions focusing on total cost and value to DPS.
-Presenting innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to gain leadership understanding and support.
-Negotiating agreements which include negotiating prices, terms and conditions, risk mitigations and licenses in support of those agreements and is the primary supplier relationship owner.
-Building and leveraging strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers to assure quality, service and delivery target are met.
-Lead in delivering cost savings through innovative solutions
Bachelorï¿½s degree in Business, Education, Supply Chain and/or relevant experience. MBA or Masters preferred.
A minimum of 7 years of related experience in education, administration, grants, compliance, sourcing/procurement and/ or supply chain management. Good teamwork skills with the ability to effectively work across departments. Strong facilitation skills to collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners and suppliers. Working knowledge of Strategic Sourcing methodology, procurement, supply chain knowledge, strategic thinking and supplier management acumen required. Strong management and interpersonal skills to include oral and written communication skills and the ability to motivate others, facilitate team building and drive change. Demonstrated success leading project teams to achieve quantifiable savings by applying strategic sourcing methodology. Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change with minimal supervision. Results oriented. Problem solving, process improvement and continuous improvement certification preferred including Lean and or Six Sigma experience.
Regular Attendance is critical; must have an exemplary attendance record.
Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the U.S.
Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations.
Under the direction of the Executive Director the Assistant Director, Academics will:
Address all areas of category management for Academics including category business plans, category strategy development, Strategic Category Teams.
Lead in the development and execution of Category negotiation strategies with suppliers, including specific targets for pricing, service, quality, intellectual property, etc.
Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges & opportunities for Academics.
Develop subject matter expertise in assigned categories through external research, benchmarking and analyzing cost drivers. Provide market intelligence and category trends for Academics.
Responsible for Category Management Process Improvement and driving strategic sourcing methodology for academics categories.
Recognized as the Center of Knowledge for respective category areas, and shares this information with key stakeholders to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution.
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