Purchasing Manager
VA Commonwealth Univ - Virginia

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Primarily responsible for the direct procurement of a high volume of specialized, complex, technical commodities and services in accordance with the Tier III Management Agreement and Rules Document, State and University policies, procedures, and guidelines. Performs work of considerable difficulty to include issuing Requests for Proposals, sole source procurements, obtaining bids, negotiating and awarding contracts and developing reliable sources of supplies/services with emphasis on increasing participation by small, minority-owned & women-owned businesses. Acts as an agent of the General Counsel's Office in reviewing/negotiating/modifying vendor contracts and other contract documents to ensure compliance with the Code of Virginia. Develops term contracts and cooperative contracts that result in cost savings, reduced administrative effort and benefit other institutions of higher education. Routinely interfaces with high level State and University management on procurement issues. Represents the University in meetings with private sector business executives. Keeps abreast of current market trends. Provides guidance and training to user departments on proper procedures. Reviews user departments procurement transactions to ensure compliance. Handles assignments and makes decisions independently with minimal guidance from management. Uses and recommends enhancements to improve operational efficiencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of acceptable governmental procurement methods, terminology, and principles. Knowledge of current market trends and sources. Must have the ability & organizational skills to handle a high volume of complex work & multiple assignments independently. Ability to make effective decisions to resolve complicated issues. Ability to use current technology effectively. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills required. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related discipline preferred or progressive procurement experience (preferably public) VCO, CPPB, CPPO and/or C.P.M.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements