Please see Special Instructions for more details.This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 04/06/2017. Applications received after 04/05/2017 may not receive consideration. Completed application materials MUST include: - A letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications for the position; - A professional resume and; - A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.
|Official Job Title||DIRECTOR, PURCHASING/L|
|Working Title:||Director of Procurement|
|Division||B02 Finance and Administrative Affairs|
|Position Type||Limited Appointment|
|Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)||
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
The Director of Procurement is responsible for all phases of the University’s procurement process for goods and services with annual outlays of approximately $120 million. The Director provides leadership and strategic planning to meet the needs of UWM for strategic sourcing, category management, purchasing operations, card solutions, and accounts payable, ensuring compliance with all University of Wisconsin and State policies, procedures, and regulations. The Director leads or participates in the final negotiation of University contracts for goods and services, resolves bid and contract disputes in consultation with other University departments and with UW and/or government entities as appropriate, and maintains all information required under applicable laws, regulations, and University policy. The Director leads efforts to introduce new strategies, techniques, technologies, and workflows to the procurement and accounts payable process in order to minimize costs and improve services to the University community.
II. Develop short and long-term plans for strategic sourcing, category management, card solutions incorporating adoption of best practices.
III. Plan and direct the activities of the department through management and development of staff.
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
-Procurement management, analytics, planning, supply chain or other related experience,
-Progressive supervisory experience within a university setting or other comparable large, complex institution or corporation (e.g. hospital, regional/national social services organization, or state/federal/municipal/county government agency).
-Experience developing and monitoring budgets
-Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field
-Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Professional Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO)
-Experience in higher education procurement
-Demonstrated leadership, customer service, and problem-solving abilities
-Evidence of E-Procurement system knowledge, implementation or maintenance experience
-Experience with PeopleSoft
-Project management experience
-Experience establishing data-driven performance metrics and reporting
This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 04/06/2017. Applications received after 04/05/2017 may not receive consideration.
Completed application materials MUST include:
|Continuous (Open Until Filled?)||Yes|
|If Continuous, Initial Review Date||04/06/2017|
|Position Contact Name||Linda R. Woods|
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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