Reporting to the Vice President of University of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, the Associate Vice President of Procurement will unify and oversee the strategic direction and operational efficiency of purchasing programs and staff for the entire University system (Norman, Health Sciences Center, and Tulsa Campuses). This position is critical to ensuring strong departmental and community relationships that lead to operational excellence in the purchasing department, resulting in cost control and savings University-wide. The Associate Vice President of Procurement represents the University in negotiations or awarding contracts with authority to obligate physical and financial resources. Scope includes development and execution of effective sourcing strategies, best value supplier selection, and delivering on procurement and strategic sourcing objectives including supplier quality, delivery, working capital improvements and productivity/efficiency projects. The responsibility covers an annual spend of approx. $450 million dollars and 8,000 purchase orders across three campuses.
Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, supply chain management or related ?eld preferred.
7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a large private company, the public sector or university purchasing and contracting environment with at least three years of management or supervisory experience within the procurement department is required.
3-5 years of experience in contract management and negotiation
Substantial experience in a large, public contract management is highly desirable.
Specific experience in purchasing system administration is desirable.
Professional purchasing certification preferred.
Experience with PeopleSoft, SciQuest and/or other University ?nancial systems preferred
Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields.
The OU Health Sciences Center, which has academic and clinical programs in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and across the state, is one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges, the state’s largest clinical group practice OU Physicians, and research centers such as the NCI designated Stephenson Cancer Center and the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. The OU Health Sciences Center is closely affiliated with the nonprofit OU Medicine health system, which includes OU Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital, and OU Medical Center Edmond, and provides essential clinical services across adult and pediatric specialties. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer academic programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa.
OU enrolls almost 32,000 students, has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members, and has 21 colleges offering 172 majors at the baccalaureate level, 156 majors at the masters level, 81 doctoral-level majors and 54 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $2.05 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an EO/Affirmative Action institution http://www.ou.edu/eoo/. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and are encouraged to apply
Salary: Commensurate with experience and other qualifications