Full-time position under the Management Peronnel Plan (MPP) available on or after April 15, 2021 in Financial Services.
Under the general direction of the AVP, Financial & Support Services, the Director of Procurement & Contract Services serves as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and contracting officer for the university and its auxiliaries. This positioln oversees and directs the university's procurement functions and works independently with minimal direction to determine and develop solutions. The Director supervises and coordinates staff and provides oversight and review for all purchasing, bidding, contract negotiations, and contract preparation while ensuring compliance with university policy and external regulations. The Director provides service to departments to ensure timely purchasing and delivery of items; coordinates bidding and selection for major commodities, service, and project contracts, explores new sourcing opportunities in order to provide the best value and alternatives for the university and its auxiliaries; develops strategic purchasing programs; and manages vendor relations. The Director has a wide variety of duties requiring judgement, initiative, independence, and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion. The position is required to have direct contact with and respond to questions from the university President, vice presidents, associate/assistant vice presidents, deans, department heads, other senior campus officials, and Chancellor's Office personnel. The Director, Procurement & Contract Services supervises buyer and student assistant positions.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, supply management, procurement & contract administration, finance or closely related field.
Experience: Minimum of seven years of recent progressively responsible practical experience, of which three years must have involved direct responsibility for managing a wide variety of complex contracts and procurements and the management of procurement department staff.
Detailed knowledge of the CSU Policy, State Accounting Manual.
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
Strong background in public contracting language desired.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) designation.
Experience with eProcurement and Procure-to-Pay processes.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled