Director of Contract Services
Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium Amherst MA
At the MHEC we have a strong and creative team of professionals whose common goals is to produce the best possible publically bid consortium contracts for use by our over 780 members. The MHEC provides high quality consortium contracts which provide substantial discounts, while also saving members valuable professional time, invaluable technical experience and superior customer service. Currently we have an opportunity for a creative and dynamic procurement professional to join our team as the Director of Contract Services. This position will report directly to the MHEC Executive Director and will be considered part of the MHEC leadership team.
Core responsibilities include:
Work closely with the MHEC Executive Director as part of the MHEC Leadership Team.
Be directly responsible for the management of the MHEC Contract Department.
Evaluate MHEC Contract Department needs and develop short term and long term goals.
Identify areas of potential contract growth and expansion for the MHEC.
Participate in MHEC strategic planning efforts
Direct contract managers as needed in the bid development and evaluation process.
Manage a portfolio of MHEC contracts as assigned by the Executive Director.
Lead analytical team on improvements to contracts, benchmarking and contract pricing efforts.
Develop and negotiate complex RFP's and other contractual documents.
Monitor competitor's contracts and offerings for pricing and availability.
Ensure departmental compliance with state procurement regulations and best practices.
4 year college degree in a related field required (Partial exception for experience may be considered)
7-10 years of Strategic Sourcing or Procurement Experience
Demonstrated ability to develop bid documents and create complex contracts
Previous contract negotiation experience
Strong writing and public speaking skills
MCPPO designation or ability to obtain within 18 months of hire
Other procurement certifications will be considered
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, as well as Excel and Access databases required
Previous management and leadership experience
- The expected hiring salary range will be $80,000-$85,000, based on experience.
- Travel to member and supplier locations throughout New England is required.
- Some overnight travel will be required.
The Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
To obtain a copy of the job description please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until June 13th, 2017.