Assistant/Associate Director, Procurement - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts 02452

United States


Detailed Job Description

Posting Number: FY14130280

Division: AF - Admin & Finance

Position Department: Purchasing, Admin & Campus Services

Position Classification: EF - Exempt/Full Time

Position Cost Center: 2211

Position Band: 00E-Exempt/Salaried Ungraded

Title of Person to which Position Reports: Executive Director of Purchasing, Administrative & Campus Services

Description of Duties:
Located just miles from Boston, Bentley University leads higher education in the integration of global business with the art and sciences, information technology, and corporate and social responsibility. Our faculty and staff are made up of dedicated professionals who represent diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents. We share a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to embrace change.

Bentley University seeks to hire either an Assistant or Associate Director of Procurement. The candidate selected for this position will be hired at an Assistant or an Associate Director level based on skills and experience relative to the necessary qualifications of the position.

The Assistant/Associate Director of Procurement serves as a business liaison between internal constituents and outside suppliers and contractors. The Assistant/Associate Director manages projects, conducts bid processes, manages contracts and facilitates transactions on behalf of the internal customer base.

Additional Description of Duties: The successful candidate provides supervision of the department's operations personnel, collaborates with the Director to maximize departmental productivity and acts on the Director's behalf in their absence. Conducts bid processes; writes specifications, sources, solicits proposals, analyzes cost/benefit, recommends vendor selection and oversees implementation. Analyzes needs, assess, select and implement e-commerce systems.

The Assistant/Associate Director manages complex projects of varying timelines, including needs assessment, RFP development, bid solicitation, recommendation for vendor selection and facilitation through completion.

He/she manages major campus-wide contracts including vendor relations, cost containment, revenue reporting, identifying changing needs, monitoring compliance and acting as liaison to campus departments and manages contract budgets.

The incumbent provides progressive training, manages capital purchases, determines budget estimates, recommends policy and procedure enhancements, and ensures compliance.

Position Qualifications:
Assistant Director: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related discipline required; Master's Degree in Business desirable. Seven to ten years minimum progressive project management experience. Five to seven years minimum direct supervisory experience. Documented experience in project management and managing multiple tasks with varying deadlines. Highly developed analytical, communication, conflict-resolution and presentation skills. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows based applications. Certified Purchasing Manager, (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.) desirable.

Associate Director: In addition to the minimum requirements for the Assistant Director, candidates considered for the Associate Director will have a minimum of seven to ten years prior professional knowledge and proven experience in strategic sourcing, negotiation and supply chain management. Professional knowledge in principles, practices and trends of procurement policies, applicable laws and competitive solicitation practices.

Software Knowledge:

License(s) Required for the Position: Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents:

Please provide schedule hours:

Months Per Year: 12
(Staff Only)

Posting Date:

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Position Type: Staff

Quicklink for Posting:

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Purchasing, Admin & Campus Services
  • Assistant/Associate Director, Procurement/Sourcing
  • Business University
  • STAR - Scholarship, Teaching, Advising, Research
  • Corporate & Community Partnerships
  • Academic Administration
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter