Strategic Sourcing Specialist

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 09, 2024
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Job ID: 268532
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.



Augusta University-


Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912


Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


College/Department Information

The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility in the nation to date. The $100 million facility will help to fill the current and growing shortage of cybersecurity talent in the state and nation. The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center represents a unique public/private partnership that includes Augusta University, Augusta Technical College, the University System of Georgia's research institutions, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and other state, federal, and private-sector partners working together to meet this workforce demand and to innovate, train, and strengthen defenses.



The state-of-the-art Center is located in the growing cybersecurity corridor in Augusta, Georgia, that is also home to the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Cyber School of Excellence at Fort Gordon. The Center is located on the downtown campus of Augusta University and houses the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.


Job Summary

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both federal and state procurement processes across the higher education sector, particularly in identification, capture, management, and administration of federal and state funded Requests for Proposals (RFP). Additionally, it is anticipated the selected candidate will possess a deep understanding of procurement processes within the research university setting, particularly in the areas of technology, cybersecurity, and teaming agreements. Non-profit experience is highly desirable. Finally, this individual will provide training and advisement on business strategies for identifying and applying for contracting opportunities with government agencies and other prime contractors. Services include identification and instruction on methods for submitting successful bids/proposals as well as billing and management of contracted work. The successful candidate for this role should be able to demonstrate an extensive portfolio of completed proposals where they served as the primary procurement administrator and/or manager of awarded contracts.



The duties include, but not limited to:


RFP MANAGEMENT: Coordinate, actively lead, and recruit Augusta University champions through the lifecycle of federal and state funded RFP projects applicable to Augusta University coordinating as appropriate from pre-solicitation activities to contract award and post-award administration. More specifically, candidate will advance AU's unique assets such as Georgia's academic medical center and the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, ensuring completeness and compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines.

PROCUREMENT STRATEGY: Develop and implement procurement strategies that align with the goals and objectives of Augusta University and associated affiliates while adhering to the requirements of federal and state funding. Collaborate with senior leadership to determine procurement needs, forecast budget requirements, and identify strategic sourcing opportunities. Special consideration will be extended to candidates understanding the importance of the affiliate role in a competitive market and government bid process. Work closely with the VP of Business Development to ensure appropriate NDA's and Teaming Agreements are leveraged. Finally, given the gravity and transparency of all activity ensure protocols are in place for respective affiliates and other entities regarding contract performance.

Aid in the coordination of competitive bid proposals and industry teaming. As such, he/she will be responsible for strategically identifying and pursuing both public and private contract opportunities that align with AU goals and expertise. Plays a critical role in building partnerships, crafting winning proposals, and securing contracts with industry partners.

OVERSIGHT OF SUBCONTRACTORS: Ability to identify, negotiate with and oversee the development of subcontractors in a way that minimizes risk to the university while enhancing our ability to deliver the proposed services. Demonstrate experience in the development and management of subcontracting relationship will be essential.

COMPLIANCE AND DOCUMENTATION: Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, guidelines, and internal procurement policies throughout the procurement process. Maintain accurate and detailed documentation for audits and reporting purposes. Work closely with all corporate relations related activity to ensure appropriate NDA's and Teaming Agreements are documented.

CONTRACT MANANGMENT AND BUDGETING AND COST ANALYSIS: Manage and administer contracts, including resolving contractual issues and ensuring compliance with terms and conditions. Coordinate all facets of budgeting and cost analysis with respective parties to ensure cost-saving opportunities are identified, expense tracking protocols are established, and fiscal responsibility is prevalent in procurement activities. Essential to this role will be an ability to independently develop a price/cost proposal drawing on the university's financial management systems.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: Collaborate closely with Business Development and Corporate Relations leadership to capitalize on relationships with external stakeholders, including industry, other universities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and regulatory bodies, to enhance procurement opportunities and stay informed about industry trends and teaming opportunities. Through AU corporate relations identify opportunities for teaming agreements and strategic partnerships with industry, government agencies, and other research institutions to enhance contract (fee-for-service) and research capabilities as well as other funding opportunities.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION: Provide training and guidance to AU (and other) faculty and staff on procurement opportunities, policies, procedures, and compliance requirements, ensuring awareness and adherence across the institution.

STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION: Collaborate closely with VP of Interdisciplinary champion contribution and participation from AU stakeholders, such as faculty, staff, and administrators, to understand their needs, provide guidance , I on procurement processes, and ensure alignment with AU strategic and institutional goals.


OTHER DUTIES: Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

High school diploma with 10 years of directly related experience and related certification.



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration or related field and four years of applicable experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree is preferred.
Professional certifications such as Program Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Professional Public / Buyer (CPPB) are highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Extensive understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
Extensive understanding of the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (OARS)
Extensive understanding of the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEARS)
Proven experience in managing all forms of federal contracts including Cost Plus, Firm Fixed Price, T&M, Labor Hour, IDIQ etc.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to navigate complex procurement challenges and provide strategic solutions.
Attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate and organized documentation across multiple platforms.
Ability to function in an open environment.
Ability to communicate and articulate with strong working and practical knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement regulations, specifically related to funded projects.



Shift: Days/M-F (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)


Pay Grade: 19


Salary: Minimum $51,967/Annually to Midpoint $70,155/Annually


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum midpoint) of the position.


Recruitment Period: Until Filled


Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.


Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.



All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.



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