Towson University is accepting applications for a Director for Procurement. The Director is responsible for the placement of contracts and orders to acquire goods, services, and capital construction projects in compliance with applicable purchasing statutes, regulations, policies, and sound business practice. Annual spend of approximately $90,000,000 including robust and well regarded Procurement Card and Minority Business/Small Business programs. The Director coordinates the University's procurement activities with the University System of Maryland (USM) and other entities, and provides guidance and recommendations to the campus community regarding procurement procedures and policies. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs, the Director for Procurement is responsible for the operational management of the University’s Procurement Department and supervises a total staff 10 professionals. The Director also oversees the Property Records function including the inventory and recordkeeping of capital assets.
The Director for Procurement performs the administrative and managerial functions necessary to plan, implement, review and control the operations of Procurement to be in compliance with and support of the policies, mission and strategic plan of the University. Responsible for the procurement of goods, services, and projects to ensure the University receives maximum value for expenditures. Determines specifications, solicits bids or proposals, establishes or recommends establishment of orders and contracts, assures receipt of goods or services, and authorizes payments for same in compliance with the requirements of state law, USM regulations and policy. Prepare contract documents. Review terms and conditions of vendor agreements and negotiate modifications necessary to comply with state law. Approve all contract awards, purchase orders, and change orders. Take appropriate action with respect to contractor performance problems. Supervises and assigns the work of an Associate Director, Purchasing Agents, and Administrative Assistant. Must work effectively with a wide variety of University clients and maintain a very high level of client support and service.
Bachelor's degree in business or related field. Minimum of one professional purchasing certification from a nationally recognized entity. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience, in a supervisory role, leading public procurement organization(s) comparable to the size and complexity of the University.
MBA or advanced degree. Multiple purchasing related certifications. Knowledge of Maryland state regulations related to procurement.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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