University of Nevada Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

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The Purchasing Department is accepting applications for the position of Senior Contracts Administrator. This position prepares, reviews, processes, manages and coordinates major complex contracts for goods and services including construction. Duties also include Management of the PCard Program; Management of the Supplier Registration System; Management of sustainability initiatives; and Development, implementation, and administration of the Supplier Diversity Program as well as supervising all applicable personnel assigned those programs. The position works closely with technology employees within the department to ensure our processes are efficient and effective.

This person is expected to oversee the day to day operations of the major purchasing initiatives; develop underlying policies, procedures for the successful operations of those initiatives. The position will be expected to take the lead on major complex procurements including issuing solicitations, contract negotiations, contract drafting and execution, and dispute resolution. The position must help the successful coordination between the buying employees and the technology support staff (web design/administration; MUNIS administration, and application development) of the Purchasing Department.

  • A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a related field is required. A minimum of 5 years of related professional experience is required. A Professional Certification such as a C.P.M., CPPO, or CPPM or Advanced Degree is required. Successful candidate must demonstrate hands-on experience in all aspects of complex procurement of goods and services The applicant must also demonstrate the following skills;
  • Excellent oral communications skills are required with the ability to develop and deliver successful presentations.
  • Must be able to write concise, logical, and grammatically correct analytical reports, letters, and memos.
  • Experienced in difficult contract negotiations
  • Must be service orientated.
  • Must have the necessary skills to functions as a lead on team projects.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of various procurement practices.
Salary competitive; contingent on labor market

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, ith specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicant materials must be received prior to February 16th, 2013.

Application materials including a letter of interest, detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted should be submitted on line athttps://hrsearch.unlv.edu For assistance with UNLV's on line applicant portal, contact Human Resources Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu

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