Directs and leads the overall operations of Procurement and Contract Services; communicates with all levels of internal and external customers, stakeholders, and suppliers to ensure sound, ethical and legal business practices; keeps current with developments and changes in Federal, State, and University policies, regulations, and laws related to sourcing, contracting, negotiating, and strategic procurement practices. Implement and follow the University’s Procurement Policy requirement that diverse suppliers must be solicited in all procurement categories.
Executes (signs and approves) expenditure and revenue contracts by the authority and delegation of the University President to contractually bind the University in legal agreements, in accordance with University Policy UM1571.
Develops, edits, and oversees expenditure and revenue contracts to ensure compliance with business and legal issues, including contract administration, internal controls, monitoring, tracking, and contract repository; confers with legal counsel and AVP Business Services as needed.
Oversees and administers the eprocurement systems (SciQuest & Ionware), works within the system of record (Banner), and the interface between the three systems; leads on-going maintenance, monitoring, quarterly upgrades and subsequent testing/implementation, fiscal year-end activities, and documentation of processes; oversees system administration issues with BFSS and ITD.
Oversees personnel; hires and trains employees; assigns work and evaluates performance; provides continuous staff development to ensure staff possesses proper training and current skill levels.
Provides strategic planning and policy development for areas of responsibility and ensures compliance with State, Federal and University policies and procedures; communicates changes in policies/procedures to internal and external customers.
Conducts research, analysis, administrative oversight, and submission of quarterly Contract, Diversity, Minority, Disabled, and Woman-Owned reports; monthly contract report to President; annual Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee report, and other reports and metrics as required.
Oversees training and instruction to University personnel and suppliers related to contracts, legal issues, eprocurement systems, purchasing cards, and disposal of surplus.
Oversees the purchasing card program, including internal controls and process improvements.
Prepares and monitors expenditure and revenue budget for Procurement and Contract Services on an annual basis; analyzes and identifies future budgetary requirements required to support the University’s mission.
Oversees the disposal of University surplus property program.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant area and ten (10) years of appropriate experience. Relevant experience may substitute for required education.
Initial screening begins July 8, 2019.
The department is especially interested in candidates with the following: Knowledge of eprocurement technologies (SciQuest) Experience with Banner Strong communication Supervisory skills
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