American Heart Association Procurement Specialist - Contract Administrator/Buyer in Dallas, Texas
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The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Procurement Specialist - Contract Administrator/Buyer based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX!
This position will work in a hybrid setting (in office 2-3 days a week and as needed) in our Dallas office.
This is a full time, benefits eligible, two (2) year fixed term opportunity.
The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.
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This individual will lead assigned procurement contract activity including those with moderate to high complexity and risk to the Association. Among other responsibilities, you support placing contracts with marketing and media agencies including those for strategy, creative content, branding, data analytics and consulting.
Responsibilities will include:
Supporting assigned departments and business teams by being their point person to place contracts with 3 rd party suppliers/vendors.
Review and process contract requests using a cloud based contract management system.
Win the trust of stakeholders and department staff by establishing positive relationships and driving value.
Work with internal attorneys as needed to complete contract reviews and ensure terms and conditions comply with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies.
Assist the business teams in negotiating terms with suppliers including pricing, delivery schedules and scopes of work.
Provide mentorship to internal business teams and staff on procurement/legal policies and procedures; train and develop business unit staff to submit contract requests and required documentation.
In coordination with the Strategic Sourcing Manager, lead business teams through RFx processes including, preparation of specifications and establishing evaluation criteria, creating scorecards and facilitation of supplier meetings.
Lead strategic suppliers by conducting regular performance review meetings.
Qualified candidates should have the following:
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance, Material Management, Economics, or a related field or equivalent work experience.
Three (3)+ years’ validated experience in supplier contract administration, contract development/reviews, analysis and management, project management and supply management in a corporate environment.
Requires knowledge and experience with contract policies and processes as well as assessment of required deviations from established norms.
Ability to lead all aspects of multiple projects and collaborate with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Experience with MS Office, contract management systems, Procure-to-Pay solutions.
- Professional certification such as C.P.M., CPSM, CPCM, CFCM or other affiliated certification.
Compensation & Benefits
The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.
Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.
Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
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Posted Date 1 week ago (9/13/2023 4:44 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-11485
Job Category Administrative Support
Position Type Full Time