Procurement Director

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is seeking a candidate for a Procurement Director. This position is responsible for providing procurement services for the college’s $130 million annual operating budget. The position exercises award authority up to $500,000 and interfaces and manages procurement above $500,000 with State of SC Procurement, including receiving delegated authority on specific procurement above this level. Plans, develops, and directs the material management functions of the college and ensures efficient and responsive performance at all levels within the department. The position manages the implementation of an automated purchasing and fixed asset software programs, drafts and publishes internal and external manuals, and instructs all college personnel in the use of new and expanded purchasing and fixed asset programs. Supervises the selection, award, and administration of all contracts, including highly complex service contracts for information technology equipment. Directs the professional procurement staff in specification preparation, source selection, and bid/proposal award. Supervises approximately six full-time employees in Procurement, Post Office, and Warehouse departments.

In addition, this position functions as the Colleges Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Liaison Officer with the governor’s office, develops and directs the Colleges MBE Utilization Plan, supervises preparation of quarterly MBE reports and well as creates ad hoc reports as needed. Coordinates with the State Materials Management Office, Central State Purchasing Office, the Information Technology Purchasing Office, and other state government offices and represents the college at internal and external meetings related to materials management. Responsible for coordination of training for all departments and activities in the use of the campus purchasing system and state procurement rules and regulations.


Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. in business or a related field. Must have progressive responsibility with procurement management, strategic sourcing, vendor management, and contract negotiations. Position requires superior communication skills and the ability to develop and apply policy. Under limited supervision of the Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, performs duties involving decision making with limits defined by standard practices and procedures of the South Carolina Procurement Code and ensuing regulations. Must be capable of using general guidance to develop detailed operating procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in applicable area of study preferred. Experience in the compliance requirements of higher education, preferably gained through experience with state government contracting regulations. Knowledge of the South Carolina Procurement code preferred, but knowledge of other state’s procurement code acceptable. Possession of professional certification as C.P.P.O. (Certified Public Purchasing Officer) or C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) preferred or candidate should be able to obtain one of the certifications within 6 months of employment.

Advertised: Apr 20 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 11 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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