|Institution||Connecticut State College and University System|
The Connecticut State Colleges and University (CSCU) System Vice President of Purchasing is a motivated leader with responsibility for the overall vision and direction of the purchasing functions performed by the twelve (12) community colleges and four (4) state universities of the CSCU System. CSCU is a $1.2B organization. The Vice President of Purchasing shall oversee purchasing and compliance functions as well as create and maintain a shared service organization for system-wide requirements focusing on quality of goods and services and cost containment. He/she shall also develop and maintain system-wide policies, implement and maintain required software, and supervise and train staff to manage all applicable functions. The Vice President of Purchasing reports to the System’s Chief Financial Officer.
|Responsibilities, Duties, and Functions of this Position||
The Vice President of Purchasing is the CSCU System’s leader and expert over the purchasing function, ensuring that all federal, state and system purchasing policies and regulations are observed. He/she provides system-wide tools and resources to meet end user’s needs for goods and services, and develops revenue generation, cost reduction, cost savings, and risk mitigation strategies in the purchasing arena.
The Vice President of Purchasing is responsible for the management and oversight of the consolidated, system-wide procurement organization. This includes the implementation, maintenance and management of an electronic procurement system as well as the management of services that are shared throughout the system. This will also involve working closely with subject matter experts for technical procurements.
The Vice President will work with legal and contracting professional teams in pursuit of strategic sourcing and development of strategic initiatives.
The Vice President will define and articulate a vision for system-wide purchasing, promote stakeholder involvement and be responsible for the policy/procedure/process and program review and development.
Additional responsibilities include:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, purchasing management, financial management or a relevant business or public administration concentration. Master’s Degree, legal degree, or other type of advanced degree is preferred. A minimum of ten years related experience in business, purchasing and/or administration required.
The following experience is required, or if indicated, preferred:
Worked in an e-procurement environment; experience in a new implementation preferred; Experience with Banner or similar ERP platform as well as an electronic procurement system preferred. In-depth knowledge of the procurement field, including the competitive bid process, e-procurement, cooperative purchasing, and management of complex procurements and contracts is required; Demonstrated commitment to a metrics-driven organization with cost savings and process improvements; Demonstrated strength in the ability to negotiate with vendors and service providers, as well as the ability to build strong vendor partnerships; Ability to manage and monitor purchases in accordance with their terms and conditions, State and Federal statutes and regulations, Attorney General guidelines, Board of Trustees policies and State Code of Ethics.
Demonstrated experience in developing Requests for Proposal (RFP’s) and other such justification documents while working in conjunction with the Vice President of Contracting; Knowledge of the basic principles of risk management and insurance programs including safety and loss control techniques; Demonstrated knowledge of applicable State and Federal statutes, and procurement best practices; Experience in a college, university or system setting preferred; Experience with complying with Service Level Agreements.
Personal characteristics include:
|Application Link and Instructions||
Please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) CSCU Employment Application (available at http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/
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