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Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Position Number: 4970309
  • Location: Fort Myers, FL
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Director, Procurement Services

Job Summary
The Director, Procurement Services develops strategic collaborations that support the goals and objectives of the Procurement Services Department. Develops and implements Procurement Services policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal procurement codes, guidelines, and university policy.

FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and Access Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, and any other protected class(es), as required by applicable state and federal law, as well as University regulations and policies.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Provides oversight and direction on the operations and administrative direction of procurement services, p-card, travel, and accounts payable functions.
  • Oversees and ensures procurement policies and practices are followed in accordance with university policy and state statutes.
  • Assists in the preparation of complex specifications for competitive bid solicitation. Approves high-dollar purchases and negotiates contract terms.
  • Leads the strategic planning for the department. Translates the strategic plan into operational goals and objectives.
  • Provides fiscal management and administrative oversight of assigned budgets. Develops and manages the operating budget to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Prepares complex financial and statistical reports and comparative analysis as needed.
  • Directs the work of department staff, sets performance standards and accountability. Cultivates growth and development plans to maximize employee performance and address departmental skill gaps.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships throughout the university.
  • Maintains Financial Disclosure in accordance with Chapter 112 F.S.

Other Duties:
  • Participates in financial audits.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • This position requires either fourteen years of directly related full-time experience or, as an alternative, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate are of specialization and ten years of full-time experience directly related to the position.
  • Progressively responsible professional procurement experience, including the oversight of a team of support and professional employees.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Business Management, Public Administration, or other closely related field.
  • Current Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible professional procurement experience which includes oversight of a team of support and professional employees.
  • Experience with Workday.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures, and applicable local, state, and federal regulations related to procurement that includes Accounts Payable, PCard, travel and purchasing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively within a diverse community and willing to contribute to a team effort.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to use effective decision making and problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to negotiate terms of a contract.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Ability to effectively manage the work of others by providing information, guidance, and motivation.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgement in the establishment, interpretation, application, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes an equitable environment.

Pay Grade: 20 - Salary: $76,100 to negotiable.

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