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Bank of the West Sr Procurement Officer, Contract Management in Omaha, Nebraska

Sr Procurement Officer, Contract Management

Description

At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for managing a portfolio of assigned third party provider contracts in support of the Bank’s business needs, aligning with Bank policy and standards, as well as regulatory expectations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Leads contract negotiations - balancing of risk and rewards

  • Responsible for reviewing and coordinating medium to high complexity contract requests, including statements of work, order forms/ documents, master agreements, non-disclosure agreements, terminations and other agreement documents, as assigned

  • Negotiates cost savings with vendors on transactional engagements

  • Provides suggestions, feedback and recommendations for process improvements, and manage and maintain process documentation, as assigned

  • Provides guidance to internal business clients on Procurement capabilities and processes

  • Analyzes data and contract opportunity to find cost reduction opportunities and cost avoidance opportunities

  • Works to ensure team cost savings (reduction, and avoidance) goals are achieved or exceeded and ensures business control compliance

  • Coordinates contract structure and templates with middle office and legal

  • Optimizes Procurement processes to ensure Business Partners are able to make successful business decisions

  • Provides liaison services between vendor and bank subject matter experts

  • Extensive knowledge of industry standard procurement practices

  • Knowledge of contract law and contract processing

  • Proven ability in managing high-level complex supplier contracts and partnerships

  • Identifies and implements solutions to drive incremental cost reductions and cost-avoidance opportunities for assigned category through category knowledge that researches and understands leading industry trends at country, regional or global level

  • Identifies strategy and driving improvements to lower the total cost for services

  • Interacts with, acts as a liaison, and supports multiple businesses, internal and external Stakeholders, functions and Suppliers

  • Effectively influences and aligns strategies and expectations and manages individual priorities given a set of performance objectives

  • Works to ensure team cost savings (reduction, and avoidance) goals are achieved or exceeded and ensures business control compliance

  • Ensures that procurement business practices are maintained within bank policies and regulatory requirements & guidance

  • May lead and manage projects, promotes teamwork and communications in coordination with colleagues and Business Partners.

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills

  • Developed knowledge and experience in purchasing of products and services

  • Proven ability in managing supplier contracts and partnerships, exhibits projet management traits

  • Ability to work within a complex organization and act as a dynamic change agent

  • Ability to perform in a fast-pace environment requiring high-quality of work in a variety of areas and interactions with all levels of leadership and staff within the organization

  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret contractual terms

  • Ability to develop and execute intermediate negotiating strategies

  • Demonstrates personnel skills and ability to build relationships

  • Intermediate research and analytics

  • Ability to negotiate strategic relationships, producing financial outcome

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 055911

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