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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Dir,Procurement Services
Position Classification Code: C1028
Job Family: Business, Accounting and Finance
Pay Level: 12
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Provides leadership and strategic direction for the university’s procurement operations, strategic sourcing, supplier diversity, and central property functions. Develops and implements procurement strategies and policies designed to streamline processes, reduce cost, and improve service. Ensures compliance with university and government regulations. Serves as university’s chief procurement officer.
Standard Duties:
Lead and direct all procurement activity for goods and services across the university system. Develop and champion the department’s strategic vision and guiding principles to plan for and achieve targeted outcomes for customer service, process efficiencies, and cost reductions. Develop and lead implementation of university strategic procurement plans and improvements, including process automation and policy standardization. Build and maintain a strong procurement team that provides effective daily operations, and outstanding customer service and value. Establish, monitor, and report service level goals, key performance indicators, and customer satisfaction criteria for procurement operations and services. Ensure strong two-way customer communication to build relationships that drive continuous improvements and focus on customer service. Maintain compliance with all state, legislative and University rules for procurement activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of university organizational structure and operating procedures. Knowledge of rules and regulations of university. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of successful leadership and management practices. Working knowledge of Banner ERP system. Working knowledge of regulatory compliance.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Access. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Strategic planning skills. Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills. Employee development and performance management skills. Leadership and succession training/planning, data collection, statistical analysis and reporting, conflict resolution, partnership skills, risk identification and management, negotiation skills, relationship building.
Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise. Ability to develop and maintain systems and procedures. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of customers. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of increasingly progressive management experience.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- This position requires registration as Chief Procurement Officer with the State Purchasing Agency and state certification within one year of employment.
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