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As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an eProcurement Analyst.
Procurement Services is an agent of Wilfrid Laurier University in the administration of procuring goods and services and contracts. The Procurement Business Analyst, eProcurement is responsible for the ongoing support of the SciQuest eProcurement Solution including business analytics, training, negotiation, advice and re-engineering of the Procurement Services tactical and strategic models. This position is the primary University contact for the SciQuest Solution on an on-going basis.
The SciQuest eProcurement Solution, named shopLaurier is an extensive University-wide enterprise system which drives significant process efficiencies and direct hard cost savings to every faculty and department on campus. This role is an administrative and analyst role and will be required to carefully analyze the data to assist the Manager and the Director, Procurement Services, in vendor negotiations and potential opportunities for negotiation. The Procurement Business Analyst, eProcurement will be a highly skilled professional and will exercise a great degree of independent judgment and analysis. The role will require testing of upgrades and will work with the solution vendor to deal with issues and solutions to continue to enhance the system.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.
Responsible for, as a Super-User, the entire shopLaurier System, including changes to workflow, addition or deletion of users and general maintenance of the system
Responsible for ongoing training to end users
Perform analytics for new supplier onboarding
Assist departments with cost-savings opportunities through changes to departmental sourcing and increasing contract compliance through SciQuest.
Recommend process efficiencies based on trends through SciQuest
Perform SciQuest configuration changes
Testing of upgrades (Sciquest and Banner interface) and working with supplier for product enhancements
First point of contact for all University shopLaurier inquiries
Business Analysis – Ongoing
Responsible for outlining key savings opportunities and/or revenue generation
Perform detailed data analysis for cost savings opportunities
Recommend suppliers for new contracts and/or negotiation based on the ongoing analysis and assist in the negotiations to add them to SciQuest
Identify vendors based on the BPS Directives by which Laurier is are not compliant through contract
Identify non-contract compliance with vendors and rectify
Identify non-contract compliance with end users and rectify
Responsible for the development and maintenance of training materials for internal procurement and Finance Staff
Responsible for the development of training materials for all university departments
Responsible for the development of user manuals for their position, Procurement and Finance and end user materials
Lead training sessions though out campus including process management changes
Responsible to train vendors on the use of their catalogues on the SciQuest portal
Completing projects which will include communications, market analysis, department initiatives, departmental events, and developing and maintaining a thorough working knowledge of department activities
Identifying and seeing through to completion new innovative procurement strategies to improve overall efficiencies within Laurier especially in relation to eProcurement
Implementing acquisition strategies for the individual departments within the university based on analyzing their current needs and objectives especially in relation to eProcurement
Possessing a sound understanding of Canadian and International competitive and contract law
Possessing a comprehensive understanding of the Code of Ethics and an ability to identify potential difficult ethical situations
College diploma in a related function. Education in IT or Business/Finance considered an asset, Minimum of 2 years related experience in enterprise system administration
Ability to decode, decipher and troubleshoot enterprise system issues quickly and efficiently
Experience in business analysis/IT an asset;
Superior communication including strong interpersonal and negotiation/persuasion skills as position will interact with all levels of internal positions, external suppliers and SciQuest and the ability to work collaboratively;
Above average Computer literacy, including Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Good working knowledge of Banner, or other financial system;
Exceptional written communication skills;
Detail oriented and able to multi-task and ability to handle frequent interruptions;
Strong presentation skills with a conversational feel;
Excellent working knowledge of Procurement related functions, Public Sector experience an asset;
Self-starter who can make decisions without prior authorization within the confines of the Procurement business model.
$30.91 – $36.37
Salary Notes :
This position has an anticipated start date of January 31, 2017 or sooner, if possible.
This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
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