The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.
The Senior Procurement Specialist (“Contract Specialist”) is a position in the Procurement Department under the Office of the Chief Operating Officer. The employee reports to the Senior Procurement Manager and will work with PCORI’s programmatic departments and teams to develop and execute contract documents. The Senior Procurement Specialist will provide oversight over the development of pre/post-award functions which include, but are not limited to, conducting market research, drafting statements of work and deliverables, preparing RFX (RFP, RFQ, RFI), devising evaluation methodology and weighting, conducting sourcing events, organizing and leading technical evaluation panels, planning procurement strategy, developing payment schedules, and performing other cradle to grave procurement activities.
In addition to the current duties of a Procurement Specialist, the position requires challenging demands on time, performance, attention to detail, problem solving capacity and the personal management of internal customers. The employee uses superior analytical skills and demonstrates thorough operational knowledge and experience, including working with demanding business owners while accomplishing assignments with minimal oversight or guidance. A successful candidate is results oriented, has good business judgment, is decisive, has strong negotiation skills, and can effectively plan and execute associated contracting activities while providing advice independently to their departmental customers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Procurement Operations & Contract Management
Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.
Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The work typically involves duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods, with full operating competence in the well-established aspects of a contracting assignment. Assignments typically involve planning and carrying out pre-award, post-award, price/cost analysis, or staff functions containing a variety of complexities such as the following:
· Knowledge and use of a variety of contract types;
· Performance of cost analysis, e.g., evaluation of contractor’s cost breakdown based on prevailing labor rates and material costs;
· Review of the market to determine the availability of specialized items or services;
· Presence of unfavorable market conditions, such as frequent price changes, changing labor markets, or lack of suppliers;
· Strong written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability to articulate and propose alternative methods for procuring complex requirements based on the internal customer’s needs.
· Robust interpersonal skills and comfort communicating at all levels of an organization; brings the ability to work collaboratively with different business groups and departments.
· Strong problem-solving, attention to detail, organizational, and analytical skills.
· Self-directed with a strong sense of situational awareness and ability to complete assignments on-time and within established procurement action lead times (PALTs); proactive and able to take initiative and follow up with customers as-needed to complete assignments.
· Intellectual curiosity and a professional commitment to excellence.
PCORI conducts background on all applicants.
PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in our workforce.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more…