Senior Procurement Coordinator (ARLIS)

  • Company: University of Maryland
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: August 30, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 30, 2021


The University of Maryland is seeking a dynamic Contracting Professional to join the department of Procurement & Strategic Sourcing. The Senior Procurement Coordinator will be responsible for all Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) research procurements from original requirement or business need identification through the procurement "cradle to grave" life cycle. This consists of responsibility for procuring complex research contracts that include but are not limited to contract services, capital equipment, information technology products (hardware and software). The Senior Procurement Coordinator will use the standard University procurement processes and tools used by University's Procurement staff in support of institutional procurement needs including substantial collaboration with the University's Division of Information Technology and a variety of departments across campus – in the completion of all facets of bid solicitations in the public procurement space as well as Sole/Single Source procurements. All procurements completed must be in compliance with sponsor requirements, policies of University of Maryland and the University of Maryland System, as well as applicable regulations of the State of Maryland. The Senior Procurement Coordinator position is responsible for all aspects of contract management, award, administration, including but not limited to review of agreements and negotiation of appropriate terms and conditions in compliance with University policy. The Senior Procurement Coordinator will consult with University of Maryland Research Administration, Legal Counsel, and other Central Administration offices regarding special terms and conditions of sponsored programs. The Senior Procurement Coordinator will correspond with sponsors, engineers, ARLIS key contacts, Procurement leadership, and sub-recipients regarding performance problems and coordinate resolution of contractual issues including but not limited to issuance of cure notices, suspension, termination, and stop work orders as required.


Job requirements (education, experience) Education (include licenses, certification, etc.): Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience: Seven years progressively responsible professional experience in procurement and contract administration in sponsored research or government contracting, preferably in an academic setting. Cradle to grave contract management and administration of large-scale operations is required. Background and understanding of requirements for technology and sponsored programs contracting and subcontracting. Background in educational, institutional, or public sector procurement. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated, strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven collaboration skills and an ability to work across the organization with a wide diversity of individuals and perspectives.
  • Ability to conduct effective negotiations for the most complex and difficult technology contracts with modifications and claims, with the ability to maintain the proper degree of business equity when dealing with private industry and in seeking University management approvals.
  • Knowledge of the higher education environment and/or public procurement delivery methods.
  • Ability to lead the University negotiation teams in the negotiation process for pricing, terms and conditions, and settlement of competitively negotiated contracts and for the resolution of claims.
  • Demonstrated skills in financial and quantitative analysis to analyze financial statements and cost proposals. Ability to perform extensive computations on cost/price data analysis, including review of cost breakdowns to determine price reasonableness.
  • Knowledge of FAR, and 2 CFR 200, and a knowledge of where to look for regulations.
  • Reviewing and processing of agreements (both financial and non-financial).
  • In-depth knowledge of contractual techniques when changes in the technical requirements are required during the course of the contract, i.e., memorializing changes in scopes of work, executing contract modifications, development of new terms and conditions, or other innovations necessary to satisfy a unique procurement requirement or condition.
  • Knowledge of procurement management applications and their use.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technology documents as they relate to procurement activities and understanding requirements.
  • Orientation towards teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligibility
  • Proven ability to manage a work tasks and projects effectively and timely using project management skills and tools, as applicable.

Application Process

Resume, Cover Letter, and References are to be submitted to university website.