Assistant Director IV - Assistant Director of Procurement

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
Huntsville, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Requisition:

202200186S

Title:

Assistant Director IV - Assistant Director of Procurement

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 22. Please see Pay Grade Table at: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/116/docs/550174.pdf

Occupational Category:

Professional

Department:

Procurement & Business Services

Open Date:

05/12/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field. Eight years purchasing experience as a senior purchaser, purchasing manager or related field. Experience with Banner Finance and Jaggaer is preferred. Higher Education, State of Texas or Government purchasing experience is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) AND Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) certification required.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Serves as the senior purchaser for the department and also serves as the senior manager in the Director’s absence. Assists the Director with daily administrative and supervisory responsibilities of all staff. Serves as the backup to the Contract Specialist and Card Services Administrator/Hub Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs complex purchasing work and directs the Procurement Department’s daily operations. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and prepares specifications. Prepares procurement documents and maintains detailed records of items purchased, received, prepared, and issued. Supervises acquisition related functions, including consolidation of requirements, planning, prescheduling, approving specifications, issuing orders, and establishing and administering annual contracts. Monitors legal and regulatory requirements. Develops, reviews, and enforces purchasing policies and procedures. Prepares various reports for University management and state agencies. Assists with departmental training, works directly with department heads and administration on campus, as well as, state agencies on special and large scale procurements, programs, and projects. Interprets and applies laws, rules, and regulations related to Procurement and other functional areas of responsibility. Reviews, consults, and approves staff bid specifications and Request for Proposal (RFP) specifications. Reviews and approves orders in BearKatBuy (Jaggaer), works with Contract Specialists to draft, review, negotiate and prepare contract documents, prepares reports, creates bid templates, and works on ways to improve efficiencies. Prepares correspondence with campus end users. Approves leave reports, time reports, and other duties in the absence of the Director. Interprets laws, policies, regulations and procedures in relation to Procurement. Provides professional leadership and guidance to all levels of faculty, staff, and administrative personnel on campus. Maintains contacts with other higher education agencies within our System and also throughout the State for collaboration and networking. Works with the Contract Specialist to ensure contracts are reviewed and negotiated in a timely manner. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Knowledge of local, state, and federal Procurement laws. Ability to manage business functions. Represents the department to the public and key stakeholders. Provides professional leadership and guidance to all levels of faculty, staff, and administrative personnel. Maintains off campus contacts with other universities, state agencies, and private businesses and/or vendors doing business with the State.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31316

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States

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