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School Name **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Org Penn Purchasing Services Posted to the Web 07/12/2017 Posted Job/Salary Grade 027 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule Mon-Fri Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennu2019s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. School/Center Overview The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Division (BSD) supports the individual and collective needs of the Penn community by promoting a hospitable, customer-friendly campus environment through the provision of mission-critical services and essential operations. BSDu2019s mission is to provide high-quality service in a fiscally responsible manner. The Division is currently focused on three major initiatives: Revenue growth/retention through improved marketing efforts, extended services, and development of new distribution channels; driving productivity for the Division and its customers through the better use of technology, and enhancing service offerings through upgrades and expansions of facilities. **** Duties Reporting to the Sourcing Manager for IT within Penn Purchasing Services, this position will be responsible for managing all aspects of IT purchasing contracts for hardware, software, and services. The incumbent will interface with university customers in order to understand the business and use case of each contract required, identifying changes necessary to contract terms as well as identifying opportunities to mitigate risk with input from extended stakeholders such as the Privacy Office, General Counsel, and Information Security. This position will be responsible for modifying contract terms to be in closer alignment with current Penn contract, legal, and technology standards. Advanced writing skills and the ability to develop contract language to address complex and often ambiguous business, legal, and technical situations is required. Contracts will also be managed through signature and execution process, as well as maintained in the departmental contract management system. Qualifications Bacheloru2019s Degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Working experience with software licensing models required (by user, site licensing, volume-based/activity-based, development agreements, etc.), and also experience with technology-specific legal issues such as: Software-as-a-Service, hosted application, PaaS, IaaS agreement types Hosting environments (on prem, third party) Third party security and infrastructure Familiarity with certifications such as SOC I, SOC II, SAS 70, and similar Service Level Agreements Must have an advanced understanding of procurement contracting processes and common legal standards (ie. payment terms; indemnity/remedies; limits of liability, warranties), including but not limited to: Understanding of key legal issues pertaining to software, including: Trademark/Intellectual property rights Data use, data ownership, data transfer issues Remedies, including indemnification Limitations of Liability (LOL) and related, common customer carve-outs (ie. no LoL for specific issues; LoLu2019s capped or defined for other issues) Strong interpersonal and communication skills required, including a track record of effectively partnering with a diverse group of customers, ideally in a higher education or non-profit environment. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal experts is required, as is capability to manage detail and multiple competing priorities in a complex environment. Preferred qualifications include: Familiar with end-to-end strategic sourcing processes, including Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quotation (RFQ), and Request for Proposal (RFP). Experience in analyzing spend with the goal of identifying opportunities for supply base consolidation and risk mitigation Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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