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Director of Procurement

Company: California Baptist University
Location: Riverside
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

The Director of Procurement provides leadership, oversight and assists with the purchasing of goods and services across the University. Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining procurement policies and procedures that support the mission and vision of the University. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will create and manage procurement relationships with vendors and deliver excellent service to our internal customers. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned.
1. Manage, supervise, and train procurement and purchasing department staff.
2. Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies that create savings, efficiencies and, that provide the end-user with quality products and services.
3. Continuously challenge vendors by comparing prices and negotiating terms in order to maintain the best possible rates, service and quality.
4. Maintain a healthy number of vendor options for departmental purchases.
5. Negotiate favorable payment terms.
6. Communicate and Collaborate with departments regarding their need for product and services.
7. Track and report key functional metrics that reflect expense savings and improved effectiveness.
8. Coordinate with Accounts Payable proper payment terms and conditions and participate in cashflow management strategies.
9. Assess, manage and mitigate contractual risks.
10. Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand.
11. Assist departments in determining quantity and timing of deliveries. Supervisory Responsibilities Manage, supervise, and train procurement and purchasing department employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
--- Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
--- Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
--- A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; general office methods, procedures and practices.
--- Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
--- Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
--- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
--- Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
--- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
--- Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
--- Strong organizational skills and detailed oriented.
--- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
--- Excellent telephone courtesy knowledge and experience.
--- Knowledge of standard budgeting and expenditure control procedures and documentation.
--- Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
--- Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
--- Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
--- Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
--- Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
--- Knowledge of general accounting principles
--- Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
--- Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
--- Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions. Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS : Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Open Date 05/21/2020 Remove from Web Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Are you a Christian?
    • Yes
    • No
    • * Do you attend church regularly?
      • Yes
      • No
      • If no, please explain (required): (Open Ended Question)
        • * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
          • Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)
          • No (I am in conflict or not familiar)

Keywords: California Baptist University, Riverside , Director of Procurement, Executive , Riverside, California

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