Associate Chief-Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
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Salary Range (Full-Time)
$120,000.00 - $138,000.00 (dependent on experience and other considerations)
Performs highly advanced administrative work, providing direction and leadership in strategic operations, planning and implementation to meet the goals of the department and District. Actively involved in the leadership and management of resources, administrative performance improvement, and supports the advancement of the organization.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
An ethical, visible leader with the ability to develop and maintain a high level of trust and respect throughout the District and the community. The ability to develop and model ideas and strategies and the confidence to bring ideas and strategies to fruition. Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods associated with and understanding the full range of objectives of the department. Strong leadership, and executive management skills, interpersonal skills, vision and initiative necessary to accomplish a higher level of attainment of the strategic goals and objectives of the District. Ability to prepare comprehensive analytical reports using quantitative and qualitative data as needed for senior executives. The ability to solves problems by proactively gathering the right data from appropriate sources, probe all of the facts, considers other perspectives; conduct root cause analysis; refer to long-term plans and goals; prioritize key factors; act decisively, promptly and confidently. Ability to establish and maintain partnerships throughout the district, including business, industry, other higher education institutions and community organizations. A strong commitment and demonstrated success experience cultivating, nurturing and maintaining a culture of diversity and equity as a means to accomplish DCCCD vision, mission and goals. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed. A knowledgeable, skillful and innovative leader who will collaboratively manage a complex set of institutional challenges and issues, making difficult decisions focused on moving the division forward in a productive and sustainable way that continues to promote success. Strong project management and organizational skills, flexible with a sense of urgency in prioritizing assignments with the ability to manage a budget. Ability to supervise and motivate reporting staff, develop high performance teams and to promote teamwork. The ability to make comprehensive and clear oral presentations. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal with the ability to deliver clear and effective messages to influence and engage key stakeholders and a diverse campus community.
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Master’s degree in related field plus four (4) - six (6) years of related work experience. Official transcripts are required. Must have valid driver’s license. *** Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Directs and provides leadership to the purchasing department by establishing and executing a coherent procurement strategy that is consistent with the district’s strategic business objectives and continuous improvement/cost management efforts. Responsible for working across the organization, as appropriate, to strategically leverage the scope, size and experience of the district and to procure goods and services in a way which continuously improves supply quality, service, availability, and total cost management. Develop and implement procedures for strategic purchasing, sourcing, vendor management, and optimal purchasing practices; implement industry best practices to improve efficiency and reduce operating cost; educate internal clients on procurement policies and processes. Align and implement standardized purchasing practices, processes, and systems to leverage group volume and overall resources. Responsible for financial performance through execution of sourcing strategies that deliver savings and higher value for the district. Build and maintain working relationships with diverse, multi-cultural colleagues, stakeholders, etc., internal and external, within the DCCCD community network. Cultivate vendor relationships to manage contracts and optimize vendor delivery of service and commodities. Participate in and provide leadership for cross-group collaboration as it pertains to sourcing/ procurement. Responsible for leading and developing a team of procurement specialists to deliver aggressive cost savings across the district. Administer relevant training programs.
Develop and implement policies and procedures that protect institutional resources and comply with government regulations; establish practices that identify contract performance issues and drive timely resolution. Develop improved processes, technology systems enhancements, automation of requests and follow-through status updates to clients. Manage business operation and administration, and oversee the execution of all budgets in area of responsibility of approximately $1,100,000 plus approximately $40,000,000 of purchases. Directly supervises approximately three (3) employees with a departmental total of approximately fifteen (15) employees. Has excellent interpersonal skills; strong customer service/relationship management skills; quantitative analytical skills; as well as being detail oriented with strong innovative problem solving skills. Performs other duties as assigned.