The Director, Procurement, Contract & HUB Program, under general direction of the Executive Director, manages and supervises staff to ensure all processes and functions for Procurement, Contract and the HUB Program are complete. Supervises activities of staff and assists with training and professional development.
Provides leadership and supervises employees, assists in their training and professional development, and evaluates their performance. Oversees administration of procurement and contract services. Ensures timely an efficient processing of purchase requisitions through to issuance of a purchase order, to include requests for bid or proposal preparation, and evaluation and selection of vendors. Negotiates and establishes best value contracts.
Ensures the University complies with State, System, and University purchasing and contract standards and requirements. Develops and initiates lean business practices. Attends procurement related meetings and coordinates purchasing activities with other agencies. Prepares required internal reports and reports for other State agencies. Assists University departments with procurement needs. Identify and reduce wasteful spending.
Establishes and maintains strategic business relations with university administrators and vendors. Identifies potential HUB vendors using electronic resources, attending vendor fairs, minority business councils, etc.. Coordinates vendor forums, mentor-protege program, or other events to educate and provide exposure for HUB vendors.
Develops, implements and improves policies and procedures and develops and initiates lean business practices to improve processes. Balances institutional obligations to comply with federal, state, sponsor, university and TAMUS regulations and policies. Ensures compliance and communicates changes of requirements. Supervises and ensures effective training and mentoring to the contracts and procurement staff. Posses extensive knowledge of agency rules and regulations applied to effective compliance. Creates and maintains highest level of customer service by improving internal operational efficiencies while balancing institutional obligations to comply with federal, state, university and TAMUS regulations and policies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor?s degree in applicable field.
Five years of related experience in purchasing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to multitask, work cooperatively with others, excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize work with various projects and deadlines, exercising independent judgment.
Preferred Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Public Purchasing Manager Certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
Job Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
·Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or email@example.com should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-035336
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.