Director of Materials Management
Texas Southern University - Houston, TX

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The Institution:

Texas Southern University was founded in 1927 and became state institution in 1947. Texas Southern possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, more than 80 student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds. Texas Southern is located in the heart of the city, giving its students and faculty easy access to the Museum District, neighboring educational institutions, the Texas Medical Center, downtown Houston, two major airports and all of the city's major freeways. More than 9,000 students, along with nearly 1,500 faculty and staff comprise the University's community making it one of the nation's largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Plans, organizes, and supervises procurement services. Provides support services to other University divisions, departments, offices and programs. Performs contract administration and reviews all expenditure based contracts to ensure compliance with TSU policies and State laws. Reviews and coordinates purchasing requests and requisitions made by faculty and staff; purchases a wide variety of supplies, equipment and services for on and off-campus locations. Supervises purchasing services, property management, central warehouse and reprographics in accordance with college, local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and guidelines. Interviews and negotiates with vendors and other representatives regarding prices, trade discounts, contracts, and deliveries; prepares and solicits bids; compares costs and evaluates the quality and suitability of supplies, materials, services and equipment. Evaluates purchasing operations and activities; recommends improvements and modifications; prepares reports on operations and activities. Responsible for organizing HUB activities and accumulating data required by the state. Responsible for contract review of all accumulating and forwarding Professional Services data required by the LLB. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishes schedules and methods for management of purchasing activities relating to college and state requirements; implements policies and procedures. Answers questions and provides information to faculty, staff, public, and state officials; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary for the resolution of complaints. Participates in the selection of staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements disciplinary procedures as necessary. Keeps abreast of all applicable principles, practices, methods, laws, regulations and procedures required to manage the university's procurement office. Also stays current on all systems used in procurement processes. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Supply Management, Materials Management, Business, Economics or related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree on a 1:1 basis.

Work Experience:

Minimum seven years related work experience, prior procurement progressive experience in educational/governmental setting required; and which should include experience with complex solicitations, contract negotiation/management.

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