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Executive Director of Procurement

Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Job Posting Number

S589

Position Title

Executive Director of Procurement

Class Title

Regular or Contingent II

Regular (PIN)

Desired Start Date

FLSA

Exempt

Salary Range

$150,000 - $160,000

Open Date

01/17/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director of Procurement will provide direction and support to the procurement efforts for Bowie State University.

The duties and responsibilities of the position, include but are not limited, to:
  • Leads the University’s daily Purchasing, Asset Management, Transportation, Warehouse, and Mail Services operations.
  • Assists with the development, offers recommendations, and administers Bowie State University ( BSU ) and University System of Maryland ( USM ) Procurement Policies and Procedures.
  • Approves contracts, purchase requisitions, and purchase orders, ensuring accuracy, consistency and clarity; ensures documents are in compliance with State of Maryland, USM, and Federal procurement law, regulations and policies, and procedures.
  • Oversees the preparation, reporting, analysis, form submission, documentation, and approvals related to the procurement function, as well as manage special and/or reoccurring reports for the USM and State of Maryland.
  • Directs the day-to-day internal operation of the Procurement Department; coordinates University procurement planning and execution, trains and develops direct reports, determines work priorities, plans schedules, assigns and reviews work.
  • Responds to complex inquiries from vendors, clients, and/or staff. Resolves complex problems by developing new procurement strategies or providing information that requires research or interpretation.
  • Develops and executes strategy for complex vendor negotiations to include; the development and interpretation of contract clauses, specifications, purchase descriptions, and other special requirements.
  • As the BSU Small, and Minority Business Enterprise Liaison, works with the Small and Minority business community to promote procurement opportunities at Bowie State University.
  • Engages key stakeholders of Bowie State University ( BSU ) and University System of Maryland ( USM ) to raise awareness and solicit buy-in for procurement related projects.
Minimum Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.

Experience
  • Ten (10) years of experience leading procurement related activities such as purchasing construction, maintenance, commodities, services, information technology, etc.
  • Ten (10) years of experience leading procurement activities such as selecting sources of supply; preparing purchase orders, bid proposals, contracts, and similar instruments.
  • Experience with State Procurement regulations
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of procurement statutes, regulations, decisions, directives and procedures; of University System of Maryland, State Government, business and industry practices and Higher Education.
  • Ability to interact with representatives from various business industries to positively influence contract terms and assure fulfillment to obtain timely delivery of goods and performance of services at the most reasonable price.
  • Expert understanding of Contract Administration and ability to manage and develop Request for Proposal ( RFP ) process.
  • Ability to select and apply procurement regulations in a wide range of contractual action; coordinate work with non-procurement units; select, hire, and train professional and non­ professional personnel; direct a purchasing unit establishing revised and new procedures under general established policy.
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships, and effectively manage people.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to Bowie State University’s mission.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, and other procurement related technology
Conditions of Employment
  • Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of due diligence background check and verification of credentials. Proof of US citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986).
  • Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are not required but encouraged for all eligible students, faculty, and staff to be employed at Bowie State University. This protocol is subject to change.
Other

BSU offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurances, flexible spending account plan, and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools, winter and spring breaks.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicant

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://bowiestate.peopleadmin.com/postings/3531

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Master’s degree in business administration or related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience leading procurement related activities such as purchasing construction, maintenance, commodities, services, information technology, etc.?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience leading procurement activities such as selecting sources of supply, preparing purchase orders, bid proposals, contracts and similar instruments?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with state procurement regulations?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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