Chief Procurement Officer

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Chief Procurement Officer Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 202001312061 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $108,700 - $214,000 Position Information As the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), this position is responsible for providing exceptional procurement and business contract services to the entire campus. The CPO position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor-Business & Financial Services (BFS) and is part of the BFS Leadership team. This position is requires a high degree of collaboration with many functional units across the campus and coordination in a distributed access environment. The position is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, and management of the Procurement Service and Business Contracts areas. The CPO is responsible for the development of value-added business processes, including enabling an efficient procure to pay process flow, optimizing cost savings on purchases, managing procurement card programs, and facilitating the business contract programs.**Please Note: The budgeted salary range is up to $161,400 annually.** Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in business or related area. Preferred
Certifications Certification Requirement Professional certification. Preferred Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and/or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Demonstrated experience managing a procurement card program. Required Experience with UC policies and procedures. Preferred Demonstrated advanced experience in drafting, negotiating, and administering complex business contracts. Required Advanced experience with managing contemporary procurement systems and processes in a large organization. Required Minimum of 5 years of experience in planning, developing and coordinating RFXs, contracts and agreements for a multi-functional organization. Preferred Work experience in a higher education environment and public procurement. Preferred PeopleSoft and/or Oracle procurement experience. Preferred Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must successfully complete background investigation. Required
Minimum Requirements Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations regarding commercial contracts.
Knowledge of financial principles, financial feasibility, and internal controls.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computers, databases, forms, spreadsheets, extract data, organize, and manipulate data from multiple sources, and to use appropriate analytical and statistical methods to identify issues and trends. Demonstrated skill in utilizing information technology applications, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and web-based query, reporting, and work flow management tools.
Demonstrated ability to conduct complex analyses to provide essential information necessary for operational decision making. Proven ability to analyze complex information and formulate logical and objective conclusions.
Ability to negotiate with vendors and gain cooperation of others.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources.
Excellent knowledge and experience with procurement interrelationships between requestors, administrative functions, buyer, receiving, Disbursements, Equipment Management, Surplus Sales, common carriers, suppliers and transport brokers.
Management skills required to lead department, including management of staff performance and development, team building and communications, resolution of issues and conflicts, review and approval of work, and hiring and training employees.
Demonstrated knowledge and a thorough understanding of principles of general procurement practices, UCC, business and contract law, California procurementlaw, and guidance, federal procurement regulations and accepted business practices in these areas.
Demonstrated knowledge of fiduciary responsibility in effectively managing resources within established budgetary limitations, prioritizing work to best meet organizational needs within the resources allocated.
Thorough knowledge of the purchasing function with broad understanding of purchasing objectives and initiatives.
Demonstrated skill in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs ranging in size, complexity, innovation, and comprehensiveness, incorporating knowledge of institutional policies and /or federal, state and local regulations.
Skills associated with directing a purchasing function ensuring adherence to purchasing practices and guidelines.
Demonstrated strong and effective written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications Working knowledge of UC policies and procedures.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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