Under the leadership of the Director of Purchasing, this position
procures equipment, goods, and services in accordance with the Utah
State Procurement Code and the University Procurement Policies. The
procurement process includes both formal and informal
solicitations, building and maintaining vendor relationships,
identifying cost savings and value for the University, and working
with applicable departments to ensure their procurement needs are
met. This position also assists in internal procurement training
and information for all University departments. Additional
information about the Purchasing Office can be found online at
- Work closely with all University departments regarding their
- Create, evaluate, and award formal and informal procurement
- Counsel and train University faculty and staff on procurement
- Administer the Purchasing Card (PCard) program for the
- Review and process requisitions to create purchase orders.
- Understand the role of procurement as it relates to other
University business functions, such as Accounts Payable, Finance,
Budget, Legal, Information Technology, and Internal Audit.
- Collect and analyze purchasing data to identify trends that
lead to more efficient process and added value.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor’s
degree in Business, Accounting, or a directly related field
required. Professional Procurement Certification or currently on
the path to certification preferred (CPPB, CPPO, NIGP-CPP,
- At least three (3) years' related experience required;
purchasing experience within a higher education environment
- Considerable knowledge of university administration, policies,
procedures, contract law and language.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and
fiscal management, as well as budgeting in a university academic
- Ability to communicate effectively and exercise excellent human
relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working
relations with university employees and the public.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat DC
required. Ellucian Banner and U3P (Jagger/SciQuest) experience
- Strong technical writing and communication skills, with good
attention to detail. Experience drafting specifications for
- Ability to work proactively, independently, and able to
multitask on various projects with various deadlines.
professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of
$43,000 - $46,000 depending on qualifications & experience.
Desired start date of October 2021. Excellent benefits package
included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental,
vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life,
disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees
and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to
sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
September 14 , 2021;
position open until filled .
Submit cover letter,
resume, and contact information (including email) for three
professional references electronically. If, because of a
disability, you need special services or facilities in order to
apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Dixie State University (DSU) is an
open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed
to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an
instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a
culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and
staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented
learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911
as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is
located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert
climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy
access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The
nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with
amenities such as an international airport and professional
sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of
higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230
programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates,
endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and
retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas,
possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and
vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive,
comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity
/ Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU
are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs
and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State
University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination,
including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran,
or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or
any other federal, state or local law.
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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification form