Saturday, 5 January 2013

FT Admin - Purchasing Director - HigherEdJobs

Responsible for the procurement of goods and services in support of the College, including service contracts, capital equipment, maintenance
and repair funds, construction and renovation, and technology replacement. Advises on long-range acquisition strategies and aligns with
organization's strategic plan. Prepares bid documents and specifications for acquisitions of a technical or complex nature. Conducts
supplier negotiation meetings and requests best and final offers. Conducts public bid openings and confers award of contracts and purchase
orders. Responsible for administration of LCC Purchasing Card program. Provides customer training in purchasing processes, policies, and
procedures. Implements process improvements. Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal purchasing regulations. Reports to the
Chief Financial Officer.

Essential Duties:
Provides leadership to divisions in all procurement activities through planning, bidding, evaluation, selection, award, and administration in accordance with all local, state, and federal requirements.
Monitors and reports on purchasing and vendor performance through various purchasing reports and customer surveys. Provides reports to Audit Committee and Board of Trustees on specified procurement activities. Ensures continuous process improvement through implementation of best practices.
Ensures that Purchasing procedures and processes are current and that all purchasing staff are trained. Ensures compliance with all Purchasing policies and procedures college-wide.

Core Competencies:
Comprehensive knowledge of public purchasing procedures, types, and methods, including formal advertising, negotiation, fixed-price, and use of special contract clauses.
Purchasing principles, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Market conditions and capable of performing a specific contract, including those where a limited number of sources are available, sufficient to identify potential vendors and to evaluate bids or proposals for responsiveness.
Negotiation techniques and skill in devising negotiation strategies to deal with vendors in resolving such problems as reducing costs, adjusting delivery schedules, and negotiating in sole source environments.
Analysis of alternatives, adaptation, or modification of procedures, or resolution of incomplete or conflicting information. Preparing various documents for review and approval, justifications involving sole source or source selection, or similar analyses.
Communicates and interacts with external groups and or vendor to conduct pre-bid, and/or pre-award conferences, obtain information necessary for evaluations, conduct interviews, negotiate contracts and modifications, and resolve numerous problems arising during contract administration. Contacts with internal groups are to advise on developing specifications and evaluation criteria for contractual actions, to evaluate proposals, and to prepare pre-negotiation positions. The employee must be skillful in dealing with personnel with highly divergent points of view and must be persuasive in the pre-award and/or post-award phases of the contract cycle.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Bachelor degree or higher required that includes or is supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, contracts, construction management, economics, finance, industrial management, law, purchasing, or supply chain management.

If after you have applied for the position, you have further questions; please contact Angie Butterwick at 517-483-1887 or
For a full job description for this position, please visit

Responsible for full-time faculty work load per the Faculty Association Agreement; curriculum and course development, advising students, orienting and mentoring faculty colleagues, and meeting office hours. Regular participation on department and divisional teams and on college-wide committees. Work effectively with other faculty and staff in a rapidly changing
environment. Support and contribute to diversity initiatives.


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