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Procurement Manager II      

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Purchasing Department seeks a qualified procurement professional to manage contracts, supplier negotiation and management and collaboration with internal departments. Responsibilities include; managing the contract database; assisting with contract development, administration, tracking and analysis, as well as communication of supplier performance and contract compliance; review modifications, extensions and contract closeout documents; manages all University term contracts; interpret and analyze contract language; provide support for initiatives such as supplier enablement, contract management, problem resolution and customer support; assign, train, and advise contract administrators, and foster and enhance supplier diversity by incorporating the annual small minority-owned & women-owned businesses (SWAM Plan). Also, provide oversight for procurement of high-value and/or high risk projects by managing competitive bidding/negotiation and selection process in accordance with established regulations; assess, track and identify needs for long-term contracts including specifications, acquisition, maintenance, and support requirements; and visits University contract administrators and/or contractors to enhance communication and understanding of contract deliverables, terms and conditions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 Successful candidate must have extensive knowledge of contract administration or project management; must have knowledge of complex contract negotiation and contract management/administration; must have experience in developing and delivering training in support of contractual policies and procedures. Successful candidate must have advanced knowledge of contract law and its application in the purchasing process; must be proficient in contract development and contract standards and language; experience and working knowledge of procurement principles, practices and procedures, including contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code; considerable knowledge of general business practices related to procurement; must have ability to develop, interpret, and apply policies, rules and regulations related to procurement to ensure full compliance; and must possess sound management practices and must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Successful candidate must have considerable skill in the use of electronic procurement systems. Demonstrated skill and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint is preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Business Management, Economics, Marketing or related field and/or equivalent combination of training and work experience is preferred. Certification as CPM, CPPB or CPPO is a plus. Considerable skill using eVA, (Virginia’s online electronic procurement system) is preferred. Some working knowledge of Banner or equivalent information management system is preferred.

Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application.  Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted.  Visit https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/ to complete an online state application.  The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting.  The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.  

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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