Madison, WI
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91267-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Athletics

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91267-AS




FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 07, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,406 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of seven (7) years of related, professional work experience is required.

Additional Qualifications include: Ability to establish effective working relationships with others; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Effective negotiation skills; Good leadership and organizational skills; Ability to understand and utilize PC software programs (MS Word, Excel, WWW, E-mail, etc., MS Access, Great Plains.); Extensive knowledge in the procurement of products and services; Knowledge of the laws rules, regulation and standardized procedures, principles and practices of professional purchasing; Thorough understanding of State of Wisconsin Procurement guidelines preferred; Thorough understanding of UW Madison and UW Systems Purchasing policies and procedures preferred; Advanced purchasing skills in preparing customized contracts for services and advanced negotiation skills to obtain favorable terms for the University preferred; Ability to understand and perform purchasing related tasks using an electronic (Oracle database) purchasing system; Knowledge of cost analysis method, effective contracting techniques, import/export regulations, Prime Vendor terminology and concepts, E-Commerce practices, Contract language appropriateness and requirements, University purchasing environment and special needs and requirements and the University transportation services systems.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations, this position is responsible for Senior Procurement Specialist professional responsibilities which include: contract negotiations and administration; resolving disputes between the Athletic Department and vendors; addressing appeals of non-awards; monitoring and administering resulting purchases to assure contract compliance; organizing committees and chair meetings to explore bid strategies, specification development and contract language; participating in development and coordination of procurement policies and procedures; providing coordination of procurement policies and procedures, technical assistance and the development and presentation of training and outreach for the Athletic Department from other agencies and professional purchasing organizations throughout the country.


Jeffery Palkowski
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

This is a 100%, renewable, Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after August 7, 2017. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, July 26, 2017. Please complete the online application and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 26 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 26 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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