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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • Job Code
UW Human Resources


Req #: 172136
Posting Date: 09/19/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

Procurement Services has an outstanding opportunity has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Manager.  The Strategic Sourcing and Contracting Services Project Manager will provide project management services to lead both unit and organizational level initiatives to assure their successful completion, coordinate and plan communication strategies including targeted outreach and general informational events to engage campus stakeholders, and perform data analytics and work with the Enterprise Services Data Group to design customized reports as needed.

More specifically, this role will be responsible for managing and planning, cross-team coordination and collaboration, objective setting, and execution of deliverables. In order to be successful, the incumbent will need to exhibit excellent organizational and project leadership skills.  Additionally, the role will require strong analytical acumen, broad awareness of key organizational objectives and an ability to prioritize multiple timelines and competing goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Management
•Create and maintain detailed work plans in support of initiatives/timelines/deliverables
•Utilize project management software tools to create reports and dashboards to demonstrate progress for individual initiatives
•Proactively identify potential risks, dependencies, and obstacles which may hinder successful completion of deliverables and achievement of project goals
•Monitor and evaluate specific roadmaps, keeping Procurement Services leadership and staff informed of scheduled updates and framing associated decision points and project outcomes
•Manage resources and work stream scope to the project plan
•Engage internal and external stakeholders and process partners as needed in accordance with the project plan

Marketing and Outreach
•Utilize SpendCube and other reports to form strategy on campus outreach to proactively engage campus departments after an award of funding, as well as provide issue resolution and training.
•Plan, manage and coordinate the Procurement Services Forum or other events to provide periodic update to campus
•Work with the Procurement Services training team to provide periodic updates and enhancement on Procurement Services website
•Partner with contract managers to provide an enhanced support model to the campus in a complex sourcing event

Reporting design and data analytics
•Work with the Enterprise Services Data Group or other data owners to design reports based on the needs and requirements of the Strategic Sourcing and Contracting Services group
•Utilize various reports and informatics to help drive strategies and decisions

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Required Qualifications:
•Bachelors Degree and five years experience as a project manager of complex projects including demonstrated ability to create, implement, and manage small and large complex projects within a team environment.
•Ability to utilize disciplined project management methodologies and tools, such as project management systems, issue tracking, risk management, and requirements management systems; ability to develop efficient project procedures and quality control methods
•Experience communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders, including customers and key process stakeholders
•Ability to manage a diverse range of activities in a very visible and pressured environment, exercising independent judgment in resolving problems.
•Fundamental understanding about data and reporting structures, ability to utilize pivot tables and experience performing data visualization
•Experience communicating with senior leadership and a diverse set of business or academic stakeholders
•Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.  

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

Desired Qualifications:
•PMP Certification
•Experience utilizing Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Project or other project management tools, Tableau or other data visualization tools

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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