Provide the administration of the procurement function of the college.
Work is distinguished by the ability to ensure compliance of all procurement policies and guidelines and the management of the procurement staff.
Full-time position with great employee benefits & paid time off!
With Managing Director, administrate the College’s purchasing function; total spend of approximately $33.1mm.
Build and maintain effective relationships with senior administrators, Deans, Associate Deans, Executive and Managing Directors to determine needs, develop strategies and provide support for their purchasing requirements.
Review standard contracts for compliance to policies, procedures and practices of contract management to optimize the value of the college’s procurements while mitigating risk. Ensure that contracts are budgeted and are fiscally responsible.
Evaluate, make recommendations for and develop college-wide policies and administrative procedures for the implementation of standards that represent best methods while conforming to federal and state laws and statutes.
Oversee College purchases for non-compliance to federal and state requirements and the College’s policies and procedures. Provide direction and training as required. Identify and remedy non-compliance issues.
Supervision of procurement staff.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in business related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Minimum 5 years purchasing experience.
Three years supervisory/management experience.
Experience in MRO, construction, equipment and services procurement
Ability to work in a highly regulated environment
Strong analytical skills, budgeting and strategic planning experience
Working knowledge of contract review and management
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Strong organizational skills; ability to effectively prioritize and process a large volume of documents and complex projects accurately, and with minimal oversight, in a high pressure environment with rapidly changing priorities
Ability to bridge relationships with individuals and to manage the efforts of cross-organizational workgroups to build consensus among a broad spectrum of diverse personnel at varying organizational levels
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with vendors
High degree of computer literacy; proficient with Microsoft products including Word and Excel. Must be able to create detailed spreadsheets for analysis.
Experience and knowledge of purchasing card administration.
Experience in project management
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About Elgin Community College
Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.