Director of Purchasing

Salisbury, NC, US
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Procurement 


Business and Finance


Business Office

Reports to:

Assistant Vice President of Business and Finance

Position Summary


The Director of Procurement is responsible for implementing College

purchasing guidelines and procedures.  Also responsible for negotiating

all contracts with vendors for optimal pricing by accepting and

evaluating bids and quotations for goods and services.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


The results you will deliver each day that matter most!

Develop strong working relationship with all college vendors

Using a requisition process system, the agent is responsible for all purchases on campus.  Information must be entered into the College system and forwarded to the Accounts Payable department in a timely fashion

Issues purchasing procedures and makes recommendations for efficiency improvements

Travel requisitions are also the responsibility of the purchasing department

Requisitions for travel by all campus personnel must be secured by the agent with the College credit card

Maintains fixed asset software and all fixed asset records

Responsible for receipt of all goods, tagging and documentation of equipment when received

Responsible for maintaining lease location and service information for all leased equipment and maintaining inventory control

Maintains purchase order records

Coordinates and assists with researching problem invoices or orders with Accounts Payable

Supervises students and staff assigned

Prepares purchasing and fix asset reports requested

Performs special analysis and other duties as assigned

Competencies: Strong Analytical and Problem Solving skills accompanied with exemplary leadership skills to evolve a team forward moving for the betterment of the organization.  Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.





Education/ Experience


What you will need to be successful!

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting 


Knowledge of purchasing procedures and standards are required.

Must have excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills

Incumbent should be capable of reading and interpreting instructions and exhibit good judgement in representing the College to vendors

Must be confident and poised to deal effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds

Must be organized and capable of supervising and directing the work of students and staff assigned

Excellent computer skills are also required


The Director should possess the following computer capabilities:

Microsoft office word, excel/access, PowerPoint, outlookJenzabar                

Life at Livingstone College


Why we believe you will love working at Livingstone College!!

Livingstone College is a private, four year liberal arts institution founded in 1879 by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, the College offers excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.

 About Livingstone College:


Livingstone College is an equal opportunity employer that employs qualified individuals based upon job related qualifications regardless of race, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition, political affiliation or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state or local law.  Livingstone College complies with all laws regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled candidates and employees.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the interview process are requested to contact Human Resources in order to arrange such accommodation.  We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract.

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