Equipment Manager, Olympic Sports

Job description

Equipment Manager, Olympic Sports

Job ID: 226856
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for the procurement of equipment, supplies and services that meets the needs of University and complies with regulatory guidelines, accepted procurement principles and University and Board of Regents (BOR) policies. Supervises a team of buyers.

1.Investigates and develops sources of supply, final preparation of solicitation specifications,and issues RFQ's, RFP's and RFI's

2.Ensures all orders meet the needs of University and complies with regulatory guidelines,accepted procurement principles of University and (BOR) policies

3.Reviews, scrutinizes, summarizes, and evaluates quotations and proposals

4.Reviews, analyzes and determines appropriate method of procurement

5.Authorizes and issues contract awards

6.Monitors customer satisfaction regarding goods and services received for the purpose of improving the quality of services and products purchased

7.Interacts with vendors/suppliers to expedite open purchase orders, and/or P-Card orders and provides for the accurate and timely delivery of product or services

8.Assists in resolving any billing discrepancies associated orders

9.Coordinates the resolution of purchase order payment issues with Accounts Payable, as needed

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelors from an accredited institution of higher learning in related field

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia drivers license

Required Experience
Two (2) years of experience in supply chain, materials management and/or purchasing

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Previous supervisory experience preferred
Experience in SportSoft or ACS software or similar inventory software required
Prior buying experience at an institution of higher learning preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understands the BOR's regulatory guidelines, accepted procurement principles and policies

  • Ability and willingness to give advice and guidance, sharing knowledge, and providing counsel and feedback

  • Seeks opportunities for continuous learning

  • Proficient with inventory software such as SportSoft, ACS, or similar software

  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)

  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position has financial responsibilities.
    Yes, this position will be required to drive.
    This role is considered a position of trust.
    This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced + Education + Credit Check + Drug Screening & DMV

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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/10/2021
    Application Due: 6/11/2021
    Work Type: Full Time