SR PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
Job Summary The Senior Procurement Specialist serves a critical managerial role in achieving the University's tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. In addition, the Senior Procurement Specialist, as a leader in Finance and Administration, works to provide exceptional services and stewardship of the University's financial, human and physical resources. To carry out these missions, the Senior Procurement Specialist is an active leader within the Procurement Office. They collaborate with campus customers, colleagues within the University and throughout the State of Georgia, and the vendor community to acquire the supplies, equipment, and services needed by the University. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for spearheading solicitation efforts for acquisitions identified as institutional priorities, exceptionally complex, or utilizing leading edge solicitation methods. Performance of these duties requires extensive knowledge of State, Regents, and University purchasing policy and procedure. The individual will be responsible for managing a team of Procurement Specialists and Associate Procurement Specialists. In this role, the Senior Procurement Specialists will serve as their team's first level of supervision for personnel, work quality, and administrative matters. The Senior Procurement Specialists is also responsible for executing departmental enhancement initiatives. To be successful the Senior Procurement Specialist must possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills; highly developed analytical and problem solving skills; be able to prioritize and manage their time well; set reasonable expectations and goals; and respond adeptly to changes or urgent situations. The Senior Procurement Specialist must also be able to synthesize information quickly and make well informed independent decisions. Minimum Qualifications Completion of a Bachelor's degree or possession of a professional certification with 2 years of educational buying experience or 5 years of Governmental or Private Industry experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.