eCommerce Manager (for Procurement Services)
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
eCommerce Manager (for Procurement Services)
Business and Financial Services
Applicant review and screening will begin on or around January 31st
and will continue through selection.
$90,000 - $112,000
DCC - Downtown Campus Center
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB
The eCommerce Manager reports to the Chief Procurement Officer
(CPO). The position is comprehensively responsible for all Supply
Chain business processes and systems, with key focus on
Procure-to-Pay (P2P), system- related business processes, and
process compliance with applicable laws, policies, and
The eCommerce Manager combines advanced analysis skills with a
solid grasp of organizational objectives to resolve highly
complex/integrated issues where accurate, timely, and effective
assessment of situational or operational imperatives is
The eCommerce Manager possesses and maintains current knowledge of
end-to-end Supply Chain functions including P2P, Equipment
Management, Fixed Asset Management, Logistics, Warehouse
Management, and Shipping & Receiving to ensure peak organizational
operations. The eCommerce Manager will work with peers and the CPO
to draft, document, and develop enhancements to Supply Chain
business process lifecycles.
This position must have a solid understanding of integrated ERP
systems coupled with a practical knowledge of how purchasing,
supplier, financial, and Accounts Payable data are integrated. This
position also requires general knowledge and experience with ERP
system functionality from an end-user perspective. This position
requires a practical understanding of software as a service (SaaS),
middleware integration, APIs, user role definition and management,
The eCommerce Manager will play a key role in the configuration and
management of Supply Chain-related aspects of Oracle Cloud
Financials. Oracle modules being deployed at UC Merced include
self-service Procurement, AP, FA, GL, Projects, and Oracle Business
Network (OBN) for catalogs.
The eCommerce Manager will stay up to date on Supply Chain systems
and applications performance, and work with system administrators
and other appropriate internal and external personnel, to
understand any impediments to acceptable performance. Additionally,
the eCommerce Manager will stay abreast of all Supply Chain
software system updates, upgrades, and enhancements and drive
development of appropriate changes to business processes, system
and process documentation, and training materials.
Additionally, this role will drive and materially participate in
the development of both training materials and data analysis
reports and dashboards related to Supply Chain activities for
supply chain staff, stakeholder groups, and executive audiences on
and off campus. The Commerce Manager must quickly become
well-versed in University policies and procedures. The eCommerce
Manager will also directly manage the eCommerce Business
1) Responsible for Supply Chain systems and Business processes
including eCommerce, Procurement, Fixed Assets, Warehouse
Management, Supplier Management, and Logistics. To meet end user
needs, the eCommerce Manager applies advanced business analysis
concepts to identify, evaluate, and define highly complex systems
scope and objectives based on advanced knowledge of Supply Chain
and P2P business practices, processes, systems, and industry
standards. Considers the business implications of applying
technology to current and future business environments and develops
business and financial cases related to process and system
2) Develops, implements and manages all system-driven business
processes related to Supply Chain and Procurement activities. Teams
with Finance Systems staff to manage all Supply Chain solutions,
including but not limited to, Insurance Tracking Services, GEP
Sourcing, Contracts, Supplier Analytics, Logistics, Portals,
Jaggaer, Oracle, 3rd Party Stockrooms and other technology
solutions as required. Initiates, facilitates, implements and
documents work process changes. Manages the technology and related
business processes and data for all Supplier relationships at all
stages of the procure- to-deliver process.
3) Initiates, designs or modifies highly complex systems and
procedures where standardized policies or procedures may or may not
exist. Creates highly technical and/or business specifications for
systems with broad impact to the campus. Develops unit integration
and acceptance testing plans and scenarios. May lead
cross-functional teams to address complex business or systems
issues. Prepares and approves or obtains approval for business
process and procedural documentation. Initiates and oversees
changes in processes and procedures. Sets the technical
requirements for complex specifications.
4) Works with sourcing, category, and P2P staff to develop and
implement catalog & punch-out content and visibility strategies.
Develops, implements and manages price file upload and maintenance
process. Continually works to streamline and improve end-to-end
Supply Chain processes to reduce direct and indirect cost and
maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
5) Provides advanced support and training on applications.
Including development of material, training programs, providing
training sessions and train the trainer activities.
6) Manages, mentors and provides backup for UC.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and 5 years of related
equivalent experience or 9 years of equivalent related experience /
- Master's degree in related technical or business field highly
CRITICAL SKILLS KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
- Strong knowledge of Procure-to-Pay functions, requirements, and
- Strong knowledge of equipment management/fixed assets as well as
logistics functions including shipping and receiving, distribution
and warehouse management.
- Strong knowledge of procure-to-pay processes and requirements in
the public sector and preferably in a higher education research
- Demonstrated skills needed to develop processes to support system
enhancements, upgrades, and
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