Director of Procurement
Company: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: September 21, 2022
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Position Summary: Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Director
of Procurement- Boca Raton, FLReporting to the Vice President for
Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, the Director of
Procurement Services organizes, plans, and directs the daily
activities and operations of the University's purchasing and
payables functions, including the University's pcard program, and
is responsible for the success of the department. The Director is
responsible for developing and executing strategies to create and
appropriate control environment throughout the University to
maximize cost savings and efficiency. The Director is responsible
for implementing, communicating, and enforcing procurement policies
and procedures needed to support the education, research, and
administrative activities of the University in compliance with
Federal, State and University regulations.
- Oversees Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Expense/Travel and
Settlement under one umbrella known as Procurement
- Manages and develops value-added business processes and
strategic planning of the Procurement system.
- Ensures efficient workflow supporting a cohesive system-wide
culture and oversight over the end-to-end processes. -
- Leads the department, including management of staff performance
and development, team building and communications, resolution of
issues and conflicts, review and approval of work along with
interacting with both internal and external resources.
- Manages competitive solicitation process and provides
leadership and guidance to staff and business units.
- Implements and develops procurement policies and procedures for
efficient operations in conformity with applicable procurement
authorities, as well as public records and open meeting
- Works closely with the General Counsel's Office on the legal
review of procurement documents.
- Uploads and extracts data, organizes, analyzes and manipulates
data from multiple sources and identifies problems and trends;
makes recommendations on action to be taken; implements necessary
solutions and/or applicable policies and procedures.
- Maintains current knowledge of state procurement laws in
addition to University Regulations and Policies.
- Prepares and conducts negotiations; signs contracts; maintains
all pertinent records.
- Provides advice and answers customer inquiries both internal
- Leads cross functional teams through the procurement
- Leads and manages supplier diversity programs.Minimum
Qualifications:Master's degree from an accredited institution in an
appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate
experience or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in
an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of
appropriate experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office
programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
required.Ability to work independently and collaboratively, plan
and organize work efficiently and accurately, communicate
effectively and in a professional manner with all levels and
maintain a high level of confidentiality required.The ability to
work under considerable pressure, to adjust and manage multiple
relationships and priorities along with a high level of
professionalism and dependability required.Exceptional verbal and
written communication skills are essential for success in this
position.Exceptional customer service, organizational and
management skills required.Experience in a higher education
institution preferred. Experience with or knowledge of Workday
preferred.Salary:$115,000-$130,000 per yearCollege or
Department:Financial AffairsLocation:Boca RatonWork Days and
Hours:Mon-Fri, 8am-5 pm with additional time as needed during peak
times of the fiscal year.Application Deadline:
2022-09-28-07:00Special Instructions to Applicant: Individuals with
disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.
711Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed
transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from
their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start
of employment. Successful completion of a background check, which
may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or
additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior
to the start date.A resume and a cover letter are required for this
position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the
Attachments section of the application. Any missing required
documents will result to disqualification.
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