University of North Texas - Director of Procurement

Feb 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Business Support Services Department of the University of North Texas System is seeking to hire a Director of Procurement to join our team. Director of Procurement will provide functional leadership to the procurement services area, which includes the Buyers, Senior Buyers and Purchasing Card team. The Director will participate in the management and implementation of process improvements to system-wide purchasing, strategic sourcing, and procurement card management. The Director will identify, recommend, and coordinate change implementation to improve business processes to create efficiency, cost savings, and to leverage resources.Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:* Managing day to day operations of the Procurement group.* Coaching and developing employees to success; evaluating employees.* Conducting needs assessments and making recommendations for process improvements or new program developments.* Participation in development of policies and procedures that represent best practices while conforming with System regulations, institutional policies, State statutes, regulations and laws governing State institutions.* Maintaining positive relationships with clients and campus departments.* Ensuring staff are trained and knowledgeable of all State as well as UNT System regulations, statutes, and policies to create a compliance environment.* Ensuring a customer-service oriented environment that supports the values and mission of UNT System shared services.* The Director reports to the Senior Director of Procurement and acts in place of Senior Director in the Senior Director's absence.* May serve on various University committees representing Procurement Services.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. Bachelor's Degree in related field and seven years of closely related professional experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:* Knowledge of effective managerial methods and techniques and how to establish and maintain en effective workforce.* Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates.* Extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).* Extensive knowledge of Texas rules and regulations related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).* Ability to plan and conceptualize and make sound business decisions.* Must exercise considerable independent and professional judgment in matters of significance.* Strong presentation skills.* Strong problem solving skills.* Strong critical thinking skills.* Strong planning and project management skills.* Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.* Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships* Ability to work independently.* Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.