Another Source’s client, Colorado State University, is recruiting a Scientific Sourcing/Procurement Specialist to join The Office of Procurement Services team on campus in Fort Collins.

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and continues to be an institution on the rise. The key to our success is a combination of outstanding quality and commitment to excel in all we do. The Colorado State University main campus is located in Fort Collins, an award-winning city of about 165,000 residents located near the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range

Is This Job for Me?

The Scientific Sourcing/ Procurement Specialist position exists to procure goods and services, and negotiate and manage contracts for the University in accordance with University, State and Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures and under the delegated authority of the President of Colorado State University. This position provides procurement leadership by guiding the University and the various departments through the procurement process in order to obtain the best value for the University. The successful candidate will facilitate collaborative stakeholder relationships while maintaining and developing expertise in the areas   of scientific and laboratory, related items to benefit the University.

The Details & Main Responsibilities

  • Decide the best method of procuring materials and services for the University according to University, State and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Determine opportunities for strategic sourcing.
  • Decide if recurring purchases are appropriate for multi-year awards
  • Independently determines the most appropriate method of acquiring goods and/or services for the University by examining and evaluating the unique elements of each request: including estimating the value, determining delivery requirements, and researching sources of supply.
  • Procures goods and services (between $10,000 and $50,000). Uses professional judgment to determine if competition is required. Procures goods and services (over $50,000) on a competitive basis for best outcomes to end users by compiling and refining solicitation specifications, researching and identifying potential sources and preparing appropriate solicitation documents.
  • Assures that the university obtains the best value by negotiating with suppliers and/or sourcing group purchasing organizations/cooperative purchasing agreements for best pricing and value adds.
  • Formulates cost/price analysis based on professional purchasing experience and documented resources.
  • Resolves contract or purchase order conflicts with reference to quality and/or payment discrepancies by using proven, as well as, unique and novel approaches to interpret contract terms and conditions.
  • Disseminates professional purchasing advice to departments and suppliers by interpreting University rules, policies, procedures, and processes; federal regulations; and state statutes.

What Will Make You Successful?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a life science, physical science or engineering discipline.
  • Professional experience in a government or higher education environment.
  • Professional certifications – CPPB, CPPO, CPM, CPSM or like.
  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific and laboratory equipment, supplies and services in a research environment.
  • Demonstrated strategic sourcing experience within scientific and laboratory categories to include equipment, services and supplies.
  • Experience with the Kuali Financial System and Jaggaer. (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and reporting tools.
  • This position requires a strong team player with a passion for providing excellent customer support.

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check required. 

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