Director of Procurement

Business Name: 
California State University, East Bay
Type of Position: 
Full-Time Job
Grade Level: 
Hayward, CA
Days/Hours per Week: 
40 hours per week
Pay Range: 
Depending on Experience
Duration of Position: 

Full Time

Position Description: 

California State University, East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Founded in 1957, California State University, East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, California State University, East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in the CSU, and serves at the pleasure of the President.

The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program with employer paid life insurance ($100K), as well as health, dental, and vision insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU. The CSU belongs to the CalPERS retirement plan in which medical and dental insurance continues in qualified retirement. The CSU has 14 paid holidays and the position earns 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year. 

Position Responsibilities: 

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Financial Services, the Director of Procurement and Support Services manages the University's purchasing, property, and support services areas while maintaining an environment that complies with federal law, state law, California State University, and University policy. Works independently and with minimal direction to determine and develop approaches to solutions; work is reviewed upon completion for effectiveness in achieving desired results.

Duties include management of Purchasing, Contracts, Asset Management, and Support Services comprised of: Mail Operations, Shipping and Receiving, and Duplicating Services.

The Director provides service to campus departments to ensure timely purchasing and delivery of items; coordinates bidding and selection for major commodities, services, and project contracts; explores new sourcing opportunities to provide the best value and alternatives for the University. In addition, has a wide-variety of duties requiring judgment, initiative, independence, and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion. The incumbent will have direct contact with, and responds to requests, from the President, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, department heads, senior campus officials, Chancellor's Office, and the State Controller's Office.

Required Qualifications: 

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with contracting, bidding, and procurement principles within the daily operations of a procurement office of a complex organization.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing support services operations.
• Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws associated with various types of contracts and liability processes.
• Must possess excellent analytical, financial, organizational, supervisory, personnel management, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Must be able to utilize the abilities of those whom she/he supervises by delegating effectively.
• Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
• Must have attention to detail.
• Ability to work effectively in a strong service environment amid the pressures of constantly changing priorities.
• Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of actions.
• Ability to make sound recommendations and decisions regarding complex budget and business management activities.
• Working knowledge of risk assessment and insurance regulations.
• Ability to provide information to staff, faculty, students, senior campus officials, outside agencies, and community members in a courteous manner with an emphasis on customer service.
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Required qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Supply Management, Procurement and Contract Administration, Finance or other closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Seven years of recent progressively responsible practical experience, of which at least five years must have involved direct responsibility for managing a wide variety of contracts, procurement, and the management of procurement department staff.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred Skills & Knowledge:
• Master's degree and/or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Procurement Manager (CPM) designation.
• Knowledge of PeopleSoft financial software application.
• Knowledge and background with Procurement card standards and applicability.
• Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
• Familiarity with CSU policies and procedures.
• Strong leadership skills with a strong background in transformational leadership that inspires innovation.
• Strong background in public contracting language desired.

Application Deadline: 
August 11, 2017