Director, Procurement & Contracts (Admin III)

Carson, CA

Posted: 10/11/19
Deadline: 10/31/19
Reference Number: 1641241

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

Under administrative direction from the Associate Vice President, Business and Finance, the Director of Procurement and Contracts provides leadership and strategic management in the areas of procurement, contracting (including construction contracts, bidding and RFPs), external insurance and bond management, leasing and scheduling of campus facilities for events, University procurement card program management, and records management. This position is responsible for leading staff and providing professional development to foster an environment of continuous process improvement for all purchasing and contracts functions. Furthermore, this position establishes University procurement policies and procedures and adheres to federal and state regulations and CSU policy. The Director collaborates with management across the institution to identify and find solutions to a broad range of administrative and managerial issues related to purchasing and contracts. The position shall have direct contact, and will respond to inquiries from senior campus officials, the Chancellor’s Office, as well as other outside and regulatory agencies.

Required Qualifications

Required Education:
A bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or a related field.

Required Experience:
The ideal candidate must possess eight (8) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and contracts management, including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience over a major segment of a procurement or materials management business function. Experience in a public organization with a diverse employee population in a collective bargaining environment is required.

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