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Director, Procurement- FIN

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022
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Director, Procurement- FIN

Job ID: 248453
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Serves as an advisor and mentor to department Procurement Specialists and Procurement Officers and other campus divisions and departments regarding effective procurement procedures, contract management, and strategic planning. Ensures compliance of all phases of the procurement process per the Georgia Procurement Manual (GPM), and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents (USG-BOR) Policy and Procedures Manual(s).


-Manages team members, projects and tasks and serve as liaison between Procurement and KSU departments

-Reviews and approves purchase orders generated by staff to ensure compliance with established KSU, state and BOR rules, regulations and policies

-Provides communication and support to assure purchasing laws, rules, regulations, and procedures are communicated and observed within Procurement Office

-Ensures proper account and purchasing coding as required by state guidelines

-Ensures appropriate and most effective process and resources are utilized to procure needed goods and services

-Assists in developing training material, preparing lesson plans, and overseeing procurement training

-Maintains all necessary agency procurement records required by policy

-Reviews Sole Source and Request for Quote (RFQ) documents prior to approval

-Creates and maintains strong public relations through interactions with campus community, suppliers, the University System of Georgia, Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) and other state oversight or regulatory agencies

-Prepares or reviews yearly reports for submission to DOAS (annual self-audit) and Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) (EVerify compliance)

-Submits quarterly Small and Minority Business reports to BOR

-Works with Legal Affairs on contract matters within department or position authority

-Coordinates responses to Open Records requests

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Finance or Accounting

Required Experience
Six (6) years of progressive work experience in a related area, including management and/or supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
One or more of the following certifications: Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); Certified Professional Procurement Officer (CPPO); Georgia Certified Purchasing Associate (GCPA)

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Preferred Experience
Prior experience working with colleges students in a university
Background in State and/or University contract management
Experience in the development and creation of innovative programs.
Position may require some specialized skill set, training, licensure or certification

Proposed Salary

The midpoint salary range for this position is $102,322 Offers are based on relevant experience.

Generous benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more.! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to effectively manage multiple team members, projects and tasks in a challenging, fast-paced environment
Able to represent KSU on BOR Annual Expo planning committee
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education Verification
  • Credit Check

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. in a new tab">

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