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Kelly Services
Los Angeles, CA 90006
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Job Responsibilities:

Be responsible for the complete procurement process. While the primary duties relate to Professional Services, additional responsibilities could cover a broad range of categories, including goods, services, and independent contractors. Must have a comprehensive understanding of the general procurement process, including complex bid solicitations, deliverable schedules, Contract and Statement of Work (SOW) review, and e-procurement ordering and payment systems.

Develop effective relationships and maintain exceptional customer service with department stakeholders.

Assist departments in the evaluation of Professional Services, ensuring that customers' expectations and requirements are met, while adhering to USC purchasing standards, and maximizing cost savings and overall value to USC. Review SOWs for pricing, level of effort, overall quality and completeness, and to determine the best procurement method.

Research and source hard to find services and items, solicit and analyze quotations and evaluate supplier proposals on price, product, service, and overall value.

Perform research and analysis on the services requested, maintaining adequate knowledge of the industry, trends, and product information. Provide pricing and proposal guidance to the internal customer based on market pricing and/or trends; gaining subject matter knowledge through research and past experience.

Negotiate complex projects involving multiple service elements on price, quality, statement of work, and all contractual elements.

Maintain positive collaboration with strategic sourcing team on day to day efforts required for implementing sourcing initiatives and supplier performance.

Understand the various elements in a contract with the ability to draft, discuss, and negotiate contract elements including the general Terms and Conditions, unique specification and pricing. Must be able to format deliverable schedules, payment terms, and other commercial elements into a contract for the majority of requested projects.

Provide strong service, support, and leadership to Business Services, other University team members, internal clients, and suppliers. Communicate effectively to all levels of the internal and external organization on proposal, category, and supplier information. Provide guidance to other buyers and assist them in problem resolution. Keep in contact with appropriate personnel to ensure satisfactory operations, maintain consistent communication, and build strong business relationships.

Perform year-end review of contracts, standard contract items and licensing agreements for renewal or renegotiation; negotiate contracts and price agreements to enhance cost savings and quality of service. Produce reports in a timely manner with the ability to present these reports to management.

Effectively resolve conflicts at the department and vendor levels while coordinating delivery, service, installation, etc.

Ensure procurement efforts comply with internal and external requirements and regulations as well as good purchasing practice; provide information to faculty and staff on government restrictions and regulations and university policy and procedures related to purchasing.

Ensure assigned purchase orders are processed with proper terms & conditions and within university policy & procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree (Business or related field preferred)

5 years minimum experience

Advanced knowledge of highly complex or specialized area(s) of procurement (i.e. Professional Services, Consulting, Marketing, etc.)

Knowledge of procurement regulations, and practices

ERP system knowledge

Strong communication (written & verbal)

Exceptional time management, organization, and prioritization skills

Superior customer service and adaptability to changing requirements

Outstanding conflict resolution and ability to effectively work in a team environment

Ability to negotiate and influence others

Strong relationship building and stakeholder management experience

Excellent analytical & research skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite products (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams)

Procurement certification (i.e. CPM)

Payrate: $ 90k a year

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Posted: 2021-05-14 Expires: 2021-06-14

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