Director of Procurement
Company: California Baptist University
Posted on: February 20, 2021
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
1. Manage, supervise, and train procurement and purchasing
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
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
--- 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
--- Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare
--- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability
to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student
--- 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
--- Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and
--- 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
--- Knowledge of general accounting principles
--- Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and
--- 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
- * Are you a Christian?
- * Do you attend church regularly?
- 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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