Deputy Director of Procurement and Contracts

Mississippi State University
June 12, 2023
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Deputy Director of Procurement and Contracts

Apply now Job no: 506007 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 470100 - Procurement & Contracts Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Executive/Administrative/Managerial Position Open Date: May 4 2023

Position Function:

The Deputy Director of Procurement and Contracts (DDPC) is responsible for working with the Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer (AVP & CPO) in developing and managing implementation of policies, procedures, and objectives for the University's procurement and contracts programs, Procurement Card and Accounts Payable in accordance with state and federal codes and guidelines and University policy.

Salary Grade: 19

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Reporting to the AVP &CPO, the DDPC establishes and implements short, and long- range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement. 2. In coordination with the AVP &CPO, designs, establishes, and maintains organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish departmental goals and objectives. 3. Selects, supervises, trains, motivates, assigns, evaluates, counsels and disciplines staff. 4. In coordination with the AVP &CPO, oversees the overall operations of Procurement and Contracts, Procurement Card, and Accounts Payable. 5. Directly manage the implementation and development of the University's first e-procurement program. This will require working closely with the selected outside vendor, administrators across campus, and others to ensure that the e-procurement program is designed to fit the needs of the University, streamline purchasing and procurement campus wide, and strengthen our contracting process. This will also require the development of a training program for all campus users of the program. 6. In coordination with the AVP &CPO, Develops and manages annual budgets and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. 7. In coordination with the AVP &CPO, acts as negotiator between the University and vendors/suppliers and procurement contracts; keeps informed of all new developments relative to available resources; makes recommendations designed to reduce costs, update systems, and provide environmentally approved materials and services. 8. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees. 9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes training, evaluating, and making or recommending employment decisions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience: Focus of Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree Business, Management, Accounting, or related field. 10 Years Progressive procurement management and business operations work experience demonstrated and directly related to the duties and responsibilities listed in this job description.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification or Licensure - NIGP-CPP, CPPB, CPPO, CPM, JD

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of accounting and budget principles, practices, and analysis of financial data. 2. Knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding purchasing/bidding methodologies. 3. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. 4. Ability to supervise and train employees. 5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 6. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. 2. Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; may involve conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis. 3. Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands. 4. Job occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting to 25 pounds. 5. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply: https://

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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Advertised: May 04 2023 Central Daylight Time Applications close:

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