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Procurement Director

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Purchasing Director
  • Job ID: #17618
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Procurement Director

A full-time position is available in the Division of Finance and Administration beginning Fall 2021. The working title for this assignment is Procurement Director with an official title of Purchasing Director.  This is a Limited status position.  The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. Also required are excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. 

DUTIES: 

The Procurement Director serves as primary institution procurement official responsible for compliant and cost-effective procurement and purchasing operations subject to federal and state regulatory review and audit. Directs and monitors procurement and purchasing functions and leads the identification of strategic opportunities to support operational excellence in procurement and supplier relationship management. This individual is responsible for personnel management.

  • Directs strategic planning initiatives, identifies strategic sourcing opportunities, and establishes unit objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, and staffing resources and alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Develops, implements and monitors procurement programs to ensure alignment with strategic initiatives and institutional objectives. 
  • Oversees and directs coordination of institution level procurement actions with statewide contracting initiatives to ensure timely and cost effective supplies of materials and services.
  • Leads development and strategic direction of supplier and contract management systems, sourcing tools, and procurement automation systems to meet the needs of institution and unit level purchasers.
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.
  • Directs the negotiation, prioritization, and logistics of large scale procurement efforts across multiple functional areas.
  • Serves as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups presenting organizational information, business cases, disseminating status updates, and representing the interests of the unit.
  • Develops and monitors budget.

THE UNIT: The unit of Procurement consists of 4 staff members in addition to the Procurement Director (https://www.uwec.edu/purchasing/). 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Procurement Director | Purchasing Director position (Job ID # 17618) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
•    Letter of application
•    Resume
•    Unofficial transcript
•    Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dennis Boda; BODADP@uwec.edu 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 29, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is  limited, the   University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings will change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.