The Director of Procurement is responsible for all phases of the University’s procurement process for goods and services with annual outlays of approximately $120 million. The Director provides leadership and strategic planning to meet the needs of for strategic sourcing, category management, purchasing operations, card solutions, and accounts payable, ensuring compliance with all University of Wisconsin and State policies, procedures, and regulations. The Director leads or participates in the final negotiation of University contracts for goods and services, resolves bid and contract disputes in consultation with other University departments and with UW and/or government entities as appropriate, and maintains all information required under applicable laws, regulations, and University policy. The Director leads efforts to introduce new strategies, techniques, technologies, and workflows to the procurement and accounts payable process in order to minimize costs and improve services to the University community.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Procurement management, analytics, planning, supply chain or other related experience,
Progressive supervisory experience within a university setting or other comparable large, complex institution or corporation (e.g. hospital, regional/national social services organization, or state/federal/municipal/county government agency).
Experience developing and monitoring budgets
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field
Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Professional Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO)
Experience in higher education procurement
Demonstrated leadership, customer service, and problem-solving abilities
Evidence of E-Procurement system knowledge, implementation or maintenance experience
Experience with PeopleSoft
Project management experience
Experience establishing data-driven performance metrics and reporting
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are ech...oed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 28,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM’s student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image.
The departments in Finance & Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university’s primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation.
Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role.
For more information about UWM, visit us at http://uwm.edu/about/.
For more info about FAA, visit us at www4.uwm.edu/faa.