Required Relevant Education & Experience:
Education: Bachelor's Degree (4 years); Experience: Seven or more years direct purchasing experience within a large complex organization with a significant amount of time at a management level.
About the Institution:
Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Colleges and by the Princeton Review as among the best in the Midwest. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, its pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped campus has earned a Tree Campus USA designation and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible college campuses.
Located in the heart of Terre Haute's downtown, Indiana State's campus is within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, the campus is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.
The Indiana State student body represents all 50 states and more than 65 countries and is among the most diverse in Indiana. The University is ranked number one among Indiana's public and private institutions on CollegeNet's annual social mobility index. There are more than 250 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series which bring national touring productions and speakers to campus.
Indiana State University is looking for a Procurement Director to provide administrative direction for the procurement operations of the University to ensure that the requirements of the University are met in a timely, efficient, effective, and ethical manner while meeting all legal and University compliance policies. Plans, organizes, and directs all daily activities. Supervises staff to make sure that the daily operations of the department are performed in a timely and efficient manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the daily operations of the Procurement Office to ensure that requirements of the University are completed in a timely, efficient, effective, professional and ethical manner to ensure avoidance of all actual and potential conflicts of interest including managing long-range planning and needs analysis to simplify and standardize procurement services and commodities.
Selects appropriate techniques and implements programs and policies in cooperation with other departments (i.e. Environmental Safety, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Residential Life, Student Affairs, etc.) to minimize loss, such as avoidance, loss prevention and reduction, retention.
Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to University purchases that support compliance with State of Indiana and University procurement policies and procedures. Additionally, policies and procedures should be monitored to remain in compliance with any federal and other external requirements when applicable.
Provides guidance to various committees and departments regarding effective methods for risk reduction in student activities and special events on campus.
Exercise signatory authority to contractually bind the University in legal agreements. Administer such University contracts in a manner that ensures contractual obligations and intents are fulfilled and University interests are protected.
Identify and facilitate business contacts with specialized vendors including minority, women owned businesses, small businesses, veteran owned and state of Indiana companies when possible by developing and executing programs to bring women, minority, and veteran owned, as well as small business to campus, to help increase the awareness of both buying and selling opportunities. Attend business opportunity fairs around the State to promote the University and increase database of potential suppliers.
Manage the formal and informal bid processes of the University to ensure proper procedures are followed and the integrity of the process is maintained including working closely with Facility Management on bidding capital projects and services.
Through evaluation of competitive proposals, assist internal customers in selecting the vendor most appropriate to meet their needs. Ensure selection is fair and legally defensible by developing and assisting with requests for proposals, requests for information, and requests for quotes. Negotiate with vendors when appropriate and as permitted by law.
Direct the University procurement card programs regarding card issuance and merchant category access.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Business or related field; Seven or more years direct purchasing experience within a large complex organization with a significant amount of time at a management level.
Application Process: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position and to apply, please visit https://jobs.indstate.edu/postings/36826. Follow the link "Apply for this Job". It will direct you to complete the application and attach the following to the applicant tracking system:
2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
3. Contact information for professional references.
Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Diversity Upgrade: Yes
Provide administrative direction for the procurement operations of the University to ensure that the requirements of the University are met in a timely, efficient, effective, and ethical manner while meeting all legal and University compliance policies. Plans, organizes, and directs all daily activities. Supervises staff to make sure that the daily operations of the department are performed in a timely and efficient manner.
Required Field of Study:
Business or related field