Associate Director of Purchasing - Director of Purchasing - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Director of Purchasing is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Purchasing Department to ensure compliance with State Bid Laws, applicable Federal requirements, and University policies and procedures.

Additional Department Summary:

Director of Purchasing will provide functional leadership to the Purchasing Department, which includes one manager, nine Senior Buyers and three Purchasing Assistants. The Director will participate in the management and implementation of process improvements to purchasing, strategic sourcing, and e-procurement. The Director will identify, recommend, and coordinate change implementation to improve business processes to create efficiencies, cost savings, and to leverage resources. The Director of Purchasing is responsible for $140 million dollars annual spend in the purchase of supplies, services, and equipment. The Director of Purchasing is responsible for planning, developing, and providing high quality customer service, negotiating contracts, managing and developing budgets, and interpreting and implementing state and institutional policies and procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience; OR Master's degree and three (3) years of experience.

Skills and Knowledge:

The Director of Purchasing must have excellent financial skills including the ability to review proposals from vendors, analyze financial data and vendor financial statements associated with complex procurements.

Preferred Qualifications:

C.P.M., C.P.P.O., or other nationally recognized purchasing certification and/or master's degree preferred. Five years of relevant experience preferably in a purchasing department at an educational institution. 60 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 50918.40 Midpoint - $ 73839.96

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • 502301 - Purchasing
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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