Columbus, Georgia
The salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 17, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Other Technology Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Columbus State University has an opening for a Technology Procurement Consultant. This position will be responsible for overseeing IT vendor relationships, asset procurement and detailed IT financial oversight.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: collaborating with internal teams in support of purchasing hardware, software, or services; monitoring and managing the supplier’s service delivery, relationship, contract, and financial management requirements; provide technical support for faculty and staff on the use of technology; submit, track, and receive goods and/or services through purchase requisitions and purchase orders in the PeopleSoft (eProcurement) financial system; assist to implement strategic sourcing and vendor relationship strategies for all IT-related purchases, to include hardware for data center and office build outs, hardware for new technology solutions, support, and usage licenses, etc.; ensure vendor partners are effectively managed, post-contract, to the agreed upon SLA’s, project timelines, and escalation of problems from a contract point of view; assist in establishing SLA and metrics scorecard including quality measurements; manage relationships with vendor; maintain vendor escalation lists, calendar of renewals, upgrades, etc.; schedule support meetings and combined vendor performance review meetings (monthly, quarterly, annual); manage all technology quotes and purchase orders submissions and approvals; working knowledge of legal terminology/contract law with the ability to draft basic contracts, negotiate standard form contracts, and manage the approval process; conduct financial review of contract change orders and conduct consumption analysis; manage invoice approvals and ensure billing accuracy; assist the annual budgeting process across the various IT teams; assist with asset tracking and management; maintain files for a large variety of complex procurement contracts, documents, regulations and correspondence; prepare contract documents ensuring conformance with regulations and procedures; prepare recurring and special reports; perform contract administration support functions; independently perform general clerical duties in support of the office operations; and all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and one to two years’ applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the required skills in in technology procurement/vendor management. The successful candidate must possess experience in project management, meeting, planning, and facilitation, preferably in an information technology discipline; a demonstrated ability to manage conflict and issue resolution; possess excellent organizational skills; possess a working knowledge of personal computer and peripherals; a demonstrated knowledge of Google applications, Wearable’s, and Mobile devices; a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines with minimal supervision and work independently;  possess a high level of problem solving ability as well as the ability to work closely with faculty and staff; possess extensive experience with computer systems and business software programs including a working knowledge of Windows 7, Windows 10, and MAC OS; knowledge of PC remote and PC imaging processes; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment; and possess excellent customer service skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Scheduling and time maintenance skills are essential for this position.

The salary is commensurate with education and experience.              

For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.   To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to