Senior Sourcing and Contract Coordinator

  • Company: University of Illinois System
  • Location: Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: February 22, 2021
  • Closing Date: March 1, 2021


The University System Office seeks a Senior Sourcing and Contract Coordinator to lead and participate in special projects/initiatives representing University of Illinois System offices and serve as a subject matter expert and mentor for other procurement professionals. This position also oversees complex contract negotiations, prepares complex procurement solicitations (RFP/IFB's) and contracts, and develops and delivers training and presentations regarding procurement and contracting topics. This position may also supervise staff in a specific functional area.


Education and Experience Required: Bachelor's degree in business administration, management or a field related to position. *Minimum of five years of professional-level accounting, managerial and/or business experience in procurement, contract negotiations, or similar work experience, including one year at an administrative level. Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and/or e-procurement system. Preferred: Master's degree in business administration, public administration or related field. *Denotes specialty factor Certifications Preferred: Completion of professional certification including Certified Professional Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), or similar designation. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of contract development, negotiation principles and practices, legal aspects of contracts, and State laws and University procedures related to contracting and procurement, or similar complex rules and regulations. Significant knowledge and practical experience with contract specification writing. Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail. Ability to establish objectives, implement procedures, and develop methods to measure effectiveness of results obtained. Ability to effectively manage, motivate and develop staff. Proficiency with business, procurement or contract management applications. Knowledge about general office operations and procedures to effectively contribute toward the success of operations and services administered by the department and ensure the accuracy of information provided to offices/persons seeking assistance from this office. Knowledge about guidelines set forth in the following publications/resources: The General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure; Campus Administrative Manual? University of Illinois Statutes; Policy and Rules for Civil Service Staff; Civil Service Statute and Rules; and Handbook for Good Ethical Practice for Faculty and Staff at the University of Illinois. Knowledge about Banner to perform specialized data entry applications related to document production/processing. Excellent keyboarding, grammar, and proofreading skills, with strong emphasis on accuracy and applicable formats and criteria, to prepare and process correspondence, reports, and other documents that appropriately reflect University and department standards. Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint...) as well as proficiency with an Internet browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or comparable browser). Excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively interact with University and departmental officials/staff. Strong interpersonal skills that reflect courtesy, diplomacy, and a collaborative approach to develop and maintain effective work relationships. Proficiency with office equipment including calculators, photocopiers, printers, and digital senders. Ability to work independently and to exercise good judgment and discretion in the performance of all work assignments. Ability to multi-task and prioritize work accordingly to meet deadlines while staying on task with daily assignments. Strong organizational skills to maintain electronic and paper filing systems containing confidential information and records related to departmental operations. Knowledge and respect of policies and procedures outlined for the University of Illinois, OBFS, and department.

Application Process

Applications must be received by March 1, 2021. Apply for this position by going to If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process: Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application. Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms. Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

Contact Info

Name: Melissa McMullen
Phone: 217-333-2137
Closing Date: March 1, 2021