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Boston University TRAINING/CHANGE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST,FIN Sourcing & Procurement in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Training/Change Management Specialist is a key member of the Sourcing and Procurement team at Boston University.

Major duties of the position include:

  • Deliver training and change management capabilities to support the daily operation and overall strategy of Sourcing & Procurement at Boston University.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive training and change management strategy to encompass all internal and externally facing activities of Sourcing & Procurement at Boston University. Elements of the strategy will define all training, communications, and delivery methods.

  • Develop and implement a scalable training program to comprehensively deliver content for all S&P-related systems and best-practice process methodologies, using a combination of live and recorded sessions (i.e., classroom setting, office hours, Zoom calls, FAQ documents). Maintain all current training materials for easy retrieval, and store historical versions in a well-documented repository.

  • Develop and deliver a comprehensive communication program for all customer and supplier-facing activities external to the Sourcing & Procurement department. Manage internal department communications in coordination with leadership. Utilize departmental communication tools such as Sourcing News, bu.edu/sourcing website, social media, and monthly operational reports to facilitate appropriate outreach.

  • Coordinate and manage the Sourcing & Procurement website (bu.edu/sourcing), content, and updates using intermediate Word Press skills in support of Sourcing & Procurement communications.

Required Skills

  • B.A./B.S. in business, finance, accounting, management, nonprofit administration, or public administration

  • 3+ years of experience with demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Public speaking, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage concurrent projects with multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to lead with vision and motivate others

  • Professionalism, good judgment, and integrity

  • Experience working with html-based website publishing software (Word Press preferred)

  • Experience working with social media

  • Detail oriented, demonstrating accuracy and quality of work output

  • Ability to work optimally and collaboratively in a small, collegial team environment

  • Self-motivated, proactive, intellectually curious

    Preferred Skills:

Three years of experience working in a Sourcing & Procurement function with exposure to a relevant eProcurement system, such as SAP Ariba.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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