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FM Procurement and Services Manager

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Business and Financial Services
The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors. With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.

Facilities Management (FM) provides maintenance, grounds, and custodial services to the entire campus. FM serves as a partner within the zone structure for the Contract Colleges (CC), Endowed (EN), and Student and Campus Life (SCL) zones.

As a key steward of the University's facilities, FM is responsible for facility assessments, skilled trades, general construction, building care, grounds, recycling, asbestos, and the management of planned, corrective, and preventive maintenance.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

What you will do:

As a member of the Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) Facilities Management (FM) team, you will work in a values-based organization dedicated to the principals of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. The primary responsibility for the Procurement Manager is business operations and management of: procurement of material and services for all maintenance and trades work on Cornell's Ithaca campus; material procurement for all custodial work on Cornell's Ithaca campus; FM's material receiving operation; FM's material distribution program; on-site stocked inventory and Vendor Managed Inventory. In this role you will be responsible for numerous complex vendor contracts, coordination and interface with university vendors and organizations, managing complex financial processes, and complex inventory and data management. Position supervises both union and non-union staff. This position coordinates and consults with administrators, department heads, staff, and non-university private companies in multiple aspects of day-to-day functions. This position is under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities Management Logistics.

All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.

What we need:

The ideal candidate for this role will hold an Associates Degree or equivalent work experience. Training and job-related experience in procurement services, business administration, communications, or related field. Additionally, we seek someone who processes strong reporting skills: strong computer skills including Microsoft 365 including Excel; general knowledge of building systems; 2-3 years professional experience in a field related to finance, business administration, communications, or associated field.

Candidates must possess strong leadership traits, sound professional judgment, excellent communication skills, attention to detail; be goal oriented; enthusiastic; team and service oriented; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness.

What's preferred:

Experience working with Maximo, Kuali, Workday, eBuilder; experience in inventory management.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work with a collaborative and progressive team in support of a world-class research university that is educating the leaders of tomorrow.
  • A broad set of competitive benefits, including educational opportunities, access to on-site wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of vacation, 13 holidays, and superior retirement contributions.
  • An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests! Learn more about living and working in Ithaca.
  • Convenient campus-to-campus bus service to NYC (227 miles).

University Job Title:

Administrator III



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Candi Quill

Number of Openings:


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