Chief Procurement Officer

Tallahassee, FL
Jul 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41992

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 08/07/2017


Procurement Services


Florida State University seeks a highly motivated individual to lead the operational management and administrative direction of Procurement Services and to support the mission and vision of both the Finance & Administration division and the University as a whole. This position serves as the Chief Procurement Officer and will lead strategic planning and staffing responsibilities, formulate and administer the annual operating budget and ensure appropriate expenditure of all funds allocated for department administration, while providing leadership and direction in policy development and implementation, as well as develop and maintain partnerships throughout the University in order to attain departmental goals and objectives.
The successful candidate will have the ability to establish University-wide regulations, policies, and procedures for the procurement of commodities and contractual services, ensuring full compliance with applicable Federal, State, Board of Governors, and Board of Trustees laws, statutes, rules, and regulations; and to determine service level expectations for departmental staff, providing encouragement by reinforcing the benefit of striving at all times to provide Service with Pride, Professionalism, and Enthusiasm, including the need to educate themselves regarding the research, education, and service mission and needs of those whom they serve.


Master's degree and six years of experience or a Bachelor's degree and eight years of experience. (Note: higher education can substitute for experience at an equivalent rate.)
Ability to inform and advise SUS and University governing boards, University executive officers, senior administrators, deans, directors, and department heads regarding purchasing, procurement, and related areas.
Ability to Interpret Federal, State, SUS, and University laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures; research, investigate, and resolve questions, problems or concerns; initiate innovative and strategic procurement best practices University-wide.
Ability to successfully manage procurement initiatives and projects in order to maximize the effective and efficient execution of the University's research, teaching, and service missions, while minimizing the risk of unfavorable governmental, legal, accreditation, financial, or public relations consequences.

Contact Info

Michael Williams
Associate Vice President

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Financial Disclosure

This position requires annual Financial Disclosure based on Florida Statutes 112.3144 and 112.3145. Additional information regarding Financial Disclosure requirements can be found on the Florida Commission of Ethics site at:

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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