Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts
university with 2,900 students, is a very special place to work. A
diverse group of individuals from local and worldwide communities,
our staff is critical to preserving the university’s high standards
and strong reputation as a leader in higher education. We nurture
an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated
as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and
encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff
opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits
towards a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our friendly staff can be
found attending lectures, working out together at our state of the
art gym facilities, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake
Moraine, and participating in one of the many daily events that
take place on campus and in the Village of Hamilton.
Accountable for development and implementation of sound strategies
for all University procurement, vendor negotiations and
relationships, purchasing processes and policies as well as surplus
property. Responsible to ensure compliance with federal and state
procurement requirements. Accountable for vendor negotiation and
vendor performance regarding University travel and transportation
needs. Responsible for cost efficiency, revenue generation and
continuous improvement of University purchasing strategies and
vendor performance. Coordinates procurement initiatives with the NY
Six. Represents the University in various purchasing related
Responsible for the effective supervision of staff as assigned.
Ensures selection and hiring of high quality employees; ensures
appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of
employee work product; ensures fair and accurate performance
assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for
professional development and documenting and conducting
disciplinary measures, as needed. Responsible for ensuring fair and
accurate decisions regarding employment status (hire, promotion,
salary increases, termination ); ensures the creation of effective
opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree plus at least 5 years of
experience, or a combination of education and work experience from
which comparable skills have been obtained is required.
- Knowledge of purchasing information systems and corresponding
- Experienced at contract review and development.
- Must possess knowledge of major RFP development and
- Proven ability to successfully implement best practices policies
- Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to influence
- Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and experience
using and learning other accounting and financial systems.
- Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of
faculty, staff and students within a university setting.
- Certifications such as a CPM or CPPO .
- Experience in higher education.
- Knowledge of, and familiarity, with contract negotiation.
- Experienced in supplier management.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, or a combination of
education and work experience from which comparable skills have
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Special Instructions Summary
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their
race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,
marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking,
familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from
historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with
disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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