The Senior Policy and Procedure Specialist will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of clear standardized procurement processes (e.g. strategic sourcing, category management, etc.). They will also develop and manage operating policies and guidelines, and ensure these procedures and policies are understood across the organization. Additionally, this role will identify and coordinate continuous improvement opportunities within Procurement, as well as develop savings methodology and baselines as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Composes, maintains and clarifies policies and standardized procurement processes (e.g., strategic sourcing, savings measurement)
Coordinates identifying, socializing, and implementing relevant leading practices from within and outside the organization
Coordinates identification and management of continuous improvement initiatives across the procurement function.
Administrates updates and resolves conflicts related to implementation of procurement taxonomy globally.
Ensures all procurement policies are in line with Laureate’s mission and B-Corp status.
Liason between Procurement CoE and the B-Corp assestment team.
Maintains adequate files and records. Updates, revisions and deletions must be recorded and easily accessible
Performs other related duties as assigned by management
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience.
Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite required; Pivot tables in Excel and Technical Writing capacity
Excellent written and verbal communication, ability to create clear and concise technical documentation, problem solving, deadline-oriented, process improvement, interdepartmental coordination, market knowledge
Self-starter with strong organization skills and ability to handle multiple projects
Able to interact and communicate effectively with other team members in a professional manner
Able to work independently and handle multiple tasks while maintaining personal work standards
Able to manage time effectively in order to ensure projects are completed timely