Assistant Director of Procurement Services

Colorado, Denver, USA
May 10, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Shared Services provides a wide range of business, administrative and support services to faculty, staff and students in a high quality, effective and efficient manner. It supports the teaching and research mission of the University by enabling unit-level staff to access and transact human resources, payroll, finance, and procurement services easily and readily. The department provides successful leadership and management of infrastructure functions delivering effective, efficient and value-adding services and processes to the institution that are directly aligned with internal customer needs.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director/Procurement Lead for the division of Shared Services will provide functional leadership and strategic guidance to the procurement and contract services area and will report to the Director of Shared Services. The Assistant Director/Procurement Lead will have a variety of responsibilities, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Participate in the management and implementation of process improvements to University-wide procurement and strategic sourcing.
  • Lead efforts to implement new strategies, technologies, and workflow to the procurement process in order to optimize costs and improve service delivery to the University's constituents.
  • Use change agent experience to contribute toward a healthy and productive environment which thrives on identifying and creating best practices that drive innovation and business improvements.

Required Qualifications

  • Leadership experience and ability to foster an effective, trusting, and high performing work environment that encourages teamwork.
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience in a similar role requiring the use of technology, business analytics, metrics, and process re-engineering.
  • 3-5 years of progressively increasing procurement experience to include at least 2 years managing staff in a procurement.
  • Strong contract development and negotiation experience.
  • Ability to develop and deliver highly effective strategic sourcing program.
  • Demonstrated ability to consider implications of complex problems and solutions and taking necessary actions to resolve issues.
  • Experience in vendor management of key suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field i.e. business administration, accounting, information technology, analytics.
  • 5-7 years of progressively increasing procurement and staff management experience in higher education, business or industry.
  • Experience with Banner and other systems/technologies used to deliver efficient procurement services.
  • Procurement experience in higher education.
  • Strong working knowledge of e-procurement tools to incorporate into sourcing strategies.
  • C.P.M/C.P.S.M certification.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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