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Senior Director – Purchasing Services

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Work type: Full-time
Location: District Service Center
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00-5:00)

Working Title

Senior Director – Purchasing Services         

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Salary Range (Full-Time)

$80,000.00 - $92,000.00 (dependent on experience and other considerations)




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Position Summary

Responsible for leading the operations of an organization, ensuring business goals are achieved by applying business strategies and developing organizational objectives.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Provides direct leadership, oversight and accountability for the operational effectiveness and efficiency of an organization to achieve its mission and goals.  Understands and keeps abreast of applicable laws, regulations and government requirements and their impact on the business ensuring compliance through effective procedures, policies and practices.   Manages complex projects with the ability to plan and evaluate processes or programs; examine and re‐engineer operations; formulate policy, develop and implement new strategies and procedures.  Must be able to provide strategic direction by identifying actions necessary to achieve task(s) completion and obtain results meeting timelines, quotas, budget, performance goals, etc.  Collaborates with leadership and/or stakeholders regarding ways to improve the functionality of the organization in the best interest of the district.  Must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse cultures and populations.  Manages internal and external relationships in ways that promote the best interest of all stakeholders.  Sustains and improves work environment in the face of change and environmental challenges.  Understands and effectively manages group dynamics and ambiguity; maintains confidentiality; acts ethically and with integrity.  Seek ways to proactively improve organizational processes and outcomes by being objective, fairly evaluating different components and aspects of a situation; maintaining a balance between the goals of the organization and those of the district.  Recommends policy/procedural changes to support business needs.  Ability to manage and impart information to a diverse district‐wide community working cross‐functionally with other constituents to implement operational strategies and document new processes to improve the customer experience.

Physical Requirements

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 three (3) to five (5) years of experience in related field. Official transcripts are required. *** Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Must have comprehensive knowledge of State procurement laws, regulations and requirements.  Participates in the development of policies and procedures that represent best practices while conforming to district regulations, institutional policies, State statutes, regulations and laws governing State institutions; communicates changes to stakeholders as required.  Maintains information required under applicable laws, regulations and district policies.  Negotiates and executes the purchase of goods/services, manages the acquisition process in collaboration with internal stakeholders, including bids, request for proposals (RFP) and/or request for qualifications (RFQ) development and contract negotiation to support business needs.  Introduces new strategies, techniques, and workflows to the procurement process in order to minimize costs and improve services to the district-wide community.  Builds and maintains effective relationships with diverse, multicultural district-wide personnel and a diverse array of external stakeholders.  Manages effective partnerships with key suppliers to encourage superior service, provide competitive pricing and obtain quality goods and/or services.  Promotes diversity among vendors/suppliers of goods and services to the district.  Ensures a customer-service oriented environment that supports the vision, mission and goals of the organization and DCCCD.  May serve on various committees as a representative of Procurement Services.  Must be able to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously, exercising considerable independent and professional judgment in matters of significance.  Ensures staff is trained and knowledgeable of district policies/procedures as well as State regulations and statutes.  Prepares reports and other analytics to measure productivity, efficacy of purchasing and level of customer service.  Prepares reports, approval requests and other documents for the Board of Trustees, as required.  Requires excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.  Must be able to present, interpret and communicate information and instructions clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing.  Supervises approximately 2-10 employees.  Oversees purchases in excess of $100M in contract awards for goods and services.  Performs other job duties as assigned.


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