North Carolina Central University
Closing Date: 6/11/2021 at 11:55 PM
Primary Purpose of Position:
The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the procurement of a wide range of commodities and services for the University in the most efficient and cost effective manner and in accordance with State procurement regulations and University policies and procedures. Particular emphasis will be placed on managing the competitive bidding process ensuring the fair and objective solicitation and evaluation of formal bids, quotes, and proposals. The Purchasing Manager will lead bids as needed and assist Purchasing Specialists and University departments with the preparation of solicitation documents (IFBs, RFQs, and RFPs) for commodities and services; review solicitation documents for completeness and accuracy before soliciting bids, quotes, or proposals (“bids”); ensure proper solicitation of bids based on type and dollar amount of requirement; coordinate pre-bid meetings/site visits; evaluate and award contracts; and will work with the contract administrator to perform contract administration functions after the award of contracts. The Purchasing Manager will also assist with preparing and submitting procurement related reports such as the Quarterly Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Report, spend analysis reports and other pertinent reports as assigned. The Purchasing Manager will also maintain positive vendor relations by meeting with vendors as necessary, resolving disputes, and coordinating vendor fairs.
The position will oversee the strategic purchasing practices of the University and will utilize spend analysis and other analytical tools to develop a plan to strategically drive the University allowing resources to be maximize by procuring items in the most cost-effective and value-added method possible.
Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of SciQuest, Ellucian Banner, and NC Interactive Purchasing System (IPS) or an equivalent systems; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Applications; knowledge of State, UNC General Administration, and University purchasing laws, rules, policies, and procedures; knowledge of applicable sources, prices, market factor and product characteristics of commodities/contracts; knowledge of applicable accounting systems; ability to work independently with little or no supervision; to take initiative to see projects and assignments through to completion; to learn, interpret and analyze information to make necessary decisions; to exercise judgment and discretion in problem solving; to plan, prioritize and organize workflow; ability to work flexible schedules; excellent analytical and organizational skills along with written and oral communication skills, excellent editing; great interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals in a high pressure environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For employment/re-employment priority, this vacancy is treated as Pay Plan Conversion GN17.
Internal to NCCU Employees Only!
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.nccu.edu/
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.