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Company Name:
University of Pittsburgh
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 8 years
Education level:

Software Licensing Specialist - 21005891

The Procurement Specialist will have two main responsibilities: reviewing and negotiating software license agreements (SLAs) and acting as the primary liaison between the Purchasing Services Department and an assigned set of University departments /customers.      Responsibilities include:    - Working closely with the Office of University Counsel and Computing Services and Systems Development to review SLAs.   - Reviewing most of the University's SLAs.    This review will include concerns regarding: intellectual property; support and maintenance; fixing of bugs; enhancements to existing software; warranty; confidentiality and non-disclosure; royalties and payment options; transfer of proprietary rights; remedies and limitations; assignment; governing law; HIPAA; export and deemed export; indemnification; infringement; termination requirements; training; personally identifiable information; credit card processing and other legal considerations.    - Negotiating SLAs, pricing, terms and conditions of sale, and warranties with suppliers.    - Working closely with internal customers to review contracts and terms & conditions in an expedited manner. Comment on contracts for submission to the Office of University Counsel.    - Drafting amendments and other documents related to existing agreements for final review by the Office of University Counsel and internal customers, as necessary.    - Reviewing/processing requisitions and related documents required to establish purchase orders as necessary for SLAs.    - Working with internal customers, including IT staff to solicit proposals, analyze proposals received, select suppliers and negotiate contracts.    - Performing special projects and additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.    - Maintaining and updating schedules for projects, transactions and payments for contracts (hardware, software, services, maintenance and licenses).    - Making recommendations based on identified risks and working with the Office of University Counsel and other subject matter experts to establish best negotiation positions with suppliers.    - Facilitating the development of complete statements of work, ensuring that specifications and requirements for acquisitions are adequately detailed.    - Identifying and researching relevant information and making appropriate recommendations for the acquisition of goods and services.    - Managing and /or coordinating department-wide and University-wide contracts.    - Meeting and educating all levels of University personnel, including Deans, Directors and Department Heads regarding the University's purchasing policies.   - Adding/updating purchasing policies and procedures as necessary.    - Working with Payment Processing to resolve any payment, posting and other issues.    - Working with the University's eBusiness Resource Group.


C.P.M. or CPSM certification is desirable. Attainment of the CPSM certification within one year of hire is required.