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State of Massachusetts Strategic Sourcing Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

The Operational Services Division (OSD) is a progressive, results-driven agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. OSD is a government agency that in many ways runs like a business that focuses on providing best value to its customers. OSD offers professional development, tuition remission, competitive health benefits, telecommuting options and retirement benefits to its team members. OSD uses modern goal setting techniques such as The 4 Disciplines of Execution and Agile project management to promote cross-boundary collaboration within the agency. OSD is seeking a motivated, progressive individuals to become an integral part of the Strategic Sourcing Services Team. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for leading cross functional teams to manage the Statewide Contract sourcing process from research and proposal development to contract management. OSD is looking for candidates with the aptitude to work independently and to set and meet key deliverables and objectives. Successful candidates will have following skills and competencies to fulfill the responsibilities of the Strategic Sourcing Manager: Competencies: * * Excellent project management, organizational, analytical and research skills. * Leadership skills which energizes cross functional teams to succeed. * A critical thinker with the ability to problem solve. * Ability to quickly shift priorities to meet demand from customers. * External Awareness – advanced knowledge of trends and influences affecting the organization and industry. * Integrity/Honesty – chooses ethical course in the face of pressure. * Understanding of the importance of relationship building and effective communication. * Ability to prepare written communication, which are compelling, clear and concise. * Gains mutual support and buy-in with negotiation and Influence. The responsibilities of this position * Ability to lead the strategic sourcing process including proposal development, evaluation and analysis, contract negotiation and contract management. * Provide support to both suppliers and eligible purchasing entities – all stakeholders in the sourcing lifecycle. * Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and lead the contract negotiation process for pricing, key terms, service level requirements, and other performance metrics * Analyze category markets; assess risk, gathering intelligence on fundamental conditions and technical information that impacts the category. Develop sourcing category strategies based on market intelligence gathered * Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct pricing and impact analysis * Measure and manage “suppliers’” (aka vendors, providers, agencies, firms, etc.) performance relative to contracted service levels and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Identify and resolve performance issues to ensure customer satisfaction. *Preferred Qualifications: * * Background in a field that requires strong analytical, oral communication and written communication skills from an accredited college or university * A successful candidate must a strong leader and be able to demonstrate key business results as a change agent in a dynamic organization * Ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers * Strong skills in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access * Sourcing and negotiation experience in local or state government is a plus *Additional Information: * Salary will be based on experience Candidates must submit a cover letter documenting their experience related to the Administrator VI – Strategic Sourcing Manager position MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Operational Services Division *Title: *Strategic Sourcing Manager Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 210005ZL

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