Job Title:Chief Procurement Officer (0610U) #24834 Job ID:24834Location:Off Campus-BerkeleyFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDepartmentFEPRO Procurement ServicesAbout BerkeleyThe University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Departmental Overview The Chief Procurement Officer leads the Supply Chain Management unit within the Vice Chancellor for Administration (VCA) unit, reports to the VCA, and is a member of the VCA leadership team. The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is an executive role focused on strategic sourcing, procurement, supply chain management and the supporting technologies. The CPO provides leadership, direction and management of the procure to pay process for the UC Berkeley campus.The CPO establishes strategies, controls, processes, policies and procedures and consults with the VCA and other UC Berkeley leadership as appropriate. Leads and/or participates in significant projects system-wide in collaboration with the UC Chief Procurement Officer, UCOP, campus, and system-wide peers to drive supply chain best practices and benefits across the UC system.As leader of campus procurement, this position is the business owner for the SciQuest/BearBuy eprocurement system and the purchasing components of the Peoplesoft ERP system. The position also has oversight of the P-card program, which offers small dollar purchasing flexibility for the campus, especially with suppliers who do not accept purchase orders.
Responsibilities Strategic Supply Chain Management/Procurement Leadership- responsible for overall source to pay strategy and policy development and implementation including
Sourcing strategies, to generate quantifiable benefit to Berkeley and the UC system
Supply chain/logistics strategies, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the flow of products and packages in and out of the campus
Invoice/payment strategies, to streamline the invoice to pay processes and maximize financial benefit to the campus in the form of supplier incentives and/or float
Strategic alignment of supply chain strategies with campus wide vision, focus and programs SCM Personnel Leadership- build and maintain a high performing team to execute the supply chain/procurement strategies
Leadership development and Talent Management
Departmental/functional integration of roles across the supply chain Change Management- ensuring appropriate resources and strategies are focused on the change management needed to successfully implement the SCM programs
Serve in executive sponsorship role for all programs management by the supply chain organization
Facilitate the seamless implementation and adoption of solutions with the internal and external client base
Actively initiates and participates in process improvement efforts at both a campus and local level Client Relationship Management- ensuring strong SCM relationships with campus clients and leadership
Serve as the "face of Supply Chain/Procurement" to the campus
Proactively engage campus clients to asses needs and ensure sufficient supply chain value is being delivered. System-wide Collaboration and Leadership- ensure that UC Berkeley is fully participating in and providing leadership for supply chain programs and initiatives that can be leveraged across the UC
Procurement Leadership Council participation
SC 500 system-wide initiative leadership.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Has expert knowledge of all aspects of Source to Pay functions, including strategic sourcing.
Has expert understanding of current business trends and campus supply chain objectives and initiatives.
Applies expert skills needed to contribute to the development of campus supply chain objectives and principles and achieves goals in effective ways.
Expert ability to negotiate with vendors and gain cooperation of others.
Demonstrates expert written and verbal communication skills; excellent responsiveness and follow up.
Demonstrates expert interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources.
Must have expert management skills required to lead department, including management of staff performance and development, team building and communications, resolution of issues and conflicts, review and approval of work, and hiring and training employees.
Extensive knowledge of purchasing in the public sector including Federal purchasing requirements for contracts (FAR) and grants (OMB Circular A110) and applicable Federal and State laws and regulations.
Has proven experience being an advocate for change and continuous improvement.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Professional certification
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.Conviction History BackgroundThis is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct To Apply, visit:https://jobsprod.is.berkeley.edu/psp/jobsprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=24834&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1