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Director, Procurement

Company:
Mohave Community College
Job Location:
Kingman, 86409
Category:
Business and Financial Services
Type:
Full-Time
Salary: $55,250.00 - $71,825.00 Annually

Location: Kingman, AZ

Remote Employment
Remote Optional

Job Number: 13-01342

Department: Financial Services

Opening Date: 04/29/2024

About MCC
Located about 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mohave Community College is a comprehensive community college serving Mohave County in the northwest portion of the State of Arizona and its neighboring communities in California, Nevada, and Utah. With over 13,000 students each year on campuses in Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Colorado City, and an extensive online education program, MCC's mission is to serve our communities, empowering students to succeed through innovative pathways and quality education.



Description





This position has the option to be fully remote. 

Mohave Community College is seeking a highly experienced Director of Procurement.

See more details here.

What we'll love about you: 
  • Your record of excellence in leadership, working with others in the spirit of partnership, transparency and care, to inspire action. 
  • Your excellent communication providing regular, consistent, and meaningful information; listening carefully to others and ensuring your messages are understood. 
  • Your unwavering commitment to the academic, emotional, and social development of all students. 
  • Your ability to plan for change in ways that ensure broad buy-in and action that, in turn, significantly improves student success. 
  • Your strong ethical orientation and ability to make discerning, evidence-based decisions. 
  • Your ability to build effective and cohesive teams with a common commitment to and focus on student success.
What you'll love about us: 
  • We create the future by cultivating relentless curiosity in our students and each other to unlock new opportunities and break barriers. We take risks, adapt to oncoming challenges and opportunities, and engineer new ideas as we learn together from our mistakes and successes.  
  • We engage fearlessly, bringing passion and energy to our work by dreaming big, being bold, having fun, and fostering a caring environment. Celebrating each other and our results with enthusiasm makes our work meaningful and exciting. 
  • We build together. Our individual differences and backgrounds strengthen our teams, where we seek input and ensure every voice is heard. We amplify our impact when we empower each other to take ownership and work together toward common vision. 
  • We live authentically, being our best when we share information openly, create clarity, invite stakeholders to participate in decision-making, and communicate with utmost respect. 
  • We care! We care about our students, our communities and each other, finding ways to actively engage and invest in the success of those we serve.
Benefits
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance/FSA, HSA - see more detailed information here
  • PTO 
    • 120 hours per year - Staff
    • 18 hours per year - 9-Month Faculty
    • 35 hours per year - 12-Month Faculty
  • Paid Holidays 
    • 21 days - Staff
    • 26 days - 9-month Faculty
    • 39 days - 12-Month Faculty
  • ASRS (Arizona State Retirement System)
  • Remote work eligible after 6 month employment for some positions
  • Tuition Voucher (to use towards MCC courses)
  • Summer hours - 4-day work week 
Typical Duties
  1. Utilizes current industry principles and best practices to direct and manage the activities and operations of the college's procurement activities.
  2. Author, research, prepare, evaluate and manage all solicitations for the college.
  3. Reviews contract and purchasing proposals.  Ensures guidelines and mandated regulations are followed.  Authors recommendation for Board approval/award of solicitations.
  4. Acts as a liaison to all stakeholders.
  5. Organize, update and retain all contract files. 
  6. Ensures compliance with college policies, state and federal laws that apply to procurement activities. 
  7. Conduct research and evaluate findings on procurement matters. Evaluate vendors and their products and capabilities as a supplier.
  8. Participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the public procurement field.  
  9.  Provides advice and service to all stakeholders, in the development of requests for information, requests for proposals and requests for bids.
  10. Review requisitions and manage purchase orders for the purchase of goods and services.
  11.  Establish contracts with vendors for high use items. Review contracts to evaluate overall revisions, price and past performance of each contract prior to bid or renewal.
  12. Resolve procurement problems with vendors and/or assist staff in resolving problems.
  13. Hires, evaluates, and supervises employee(s).  Prioritizes and assigns work and maintains professional development program for staff.
  14. Independently travel between campuses and to other out-of-town locations as required.
  15. Adhere to college, federal and state administrative procedures, guidelines, initiatives and directives to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations affecting college operations.
  16.  Perform other tasks of a similar nature or level as assigned.
Qualifications



Preferred:
  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field
  • Five years of procurement experience, preferably in public sector.
  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Certified Professional Public Buyer
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Core Competencies
  • Accountability (Advanced Level) - Shares his quality standards and norms with stakeholders. Acts as a role model for others in terms of reliability and integrity. Ensures that the organizational culture is one in which taking responsibility for personal activities and the actions of others is very important and in which teams pull together when mistakes are made.
  • Analytical Thinking (Advanced Level) - Identifies action to prevent the problem from occurring partially or totally. Identifies a number of solutions to complex problems integrating findings from several different disciplines, identifies and evaluates the various options developed and selects the most effective solution.
  • Coaching and Developing Others (Intermediate Level) - Guides others on how to anticipate, define and solve problems. Identifies areas for and supports employee development opportunities. Participates in specific assignments or projects to challenge and stretch own abilities and self-confidence. Gives others the autonomy to approach issues in their own way, including the opportunity to make and learn from mistakes.
  • Effective Communications (Advanced Level) - Tailors information to audience and individual needs - flexes style appropriately. Models interpersonal communication that invites participation and future dialogue. Actively seeks perspectives from others to ensure inclusiveness and understanding. Refrains from immediate judgment and criticism of others' ideas and delivers criticism in a way that demonstrates sensitivity to the feelings of others and waits for others to finish their intended message before responding.
  • Customer Focus (Intermediate Level) - Skillfully serves diverse customer base. Maintains composure during stressful or difficult situations. Demonstrates to the customer that they are being heard and that their feelings about situation are understood. Looks at the organization through the eyes of the client and his needs; makes improvements accordingly.
  • Decision-Making & Judgment (Intermediate Level) - Gathers information on an issue, impartially considering all sides and makes logical decisions that are clear. Evaluates positive and negative alternatives within time and resource constraints. Always has 'big picture' in mind and helps others see it. Uses sound judgment and integrity to make clear, transparent decisions.
  • Ethics & Integrity (Advanced Level) - Consistently models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual. Acts in accordance with standards for ethical judgment consistent with the organization's stated values. Ensures that colleagues displaying unethical behavior are corrected. Exerts power carefully.
  • Teamwork (Intermediate Level) - Cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup's goals. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with peers and campus partners. Shares accountability in team situations. Assists others, voluntarily, positively, and without controlling or dominating. Actively participates in team meeting and contributes to team decision making. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to step out of comfort zone to support team and goals. Appropriately gives and is open to feedback from team and coworkers. Embraces a shared understanding of team participation roles, responsibilities, and decision making.
  • Time Management (Intermediate Level) - Ensure that high-priority work is accomplished within required timelines. Schedules by effectively allocating own time to complete work; coordinates own and others' schedules to avoid conflicts. Know and rely on the "experts" in various departments who can address and solve special problems.
  • Verbal Expression (Intermediate Level) - Uses words other people will understand. Provides clear explanations that are easy to follow. Does not use complicated language to make an impression.
  • Written Expression (Intermediate Level) - Presents complex issues in simple language that everybody understands. Structures a complicated story in logical steps. Provides sufficient, not too much or too little, instruction and information. Structures an argument in way that conclusions follow logically.
Application Instructions



It is the responsibility of each applicant to have all the following documents on file in the Employee Services office by the deadline date in order to continue in the application process for this position. Application materials will not be returned.
  1. A complete online employment application form. Please do not state 'see resume' on any part of the application. Blank spaces may be cause for rejection of the application.
  2. Cover letter addressing the criteria listed in the job announcement and your qualifications for this position.
  3. Resume or curriculum vitae. Optional, but encouraged.
  4. Transcripts of all college work. (Unofficial transcripts or photocopies will be accepted to establish the application file. Official transcripts will be required if the candidate is offered the position.)
Important Notes:
  • If any of the above listed materials are missing or incomplete, the application will not be considered.
  • Items 2-4 may either be attached electronically to the application or mailed to the address below (position number must be included on all documents):
Mohave Community College
 Employee Services
 1971 Jagerson Avenue
 Kingman, AZ 86409
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