Procurement Director (Inst.)

  • Company: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 United States
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  • Date Posted: June 9, 2022


Procurement Director (Inst.) University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Position Number: 02021363 Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) If you want to be part of an organization that is playing a vital role in crafting the future of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is the place for you. UWM is seeking a Director of Procurement for UWM’s division of Finance and Administrative Affairs. If you are passionate about being part of a dynamic and talented team of purchasing professionals who value integrity and excellence and want to help take us to the next level, then look no further. Job Summary • Serve as the University's most senior procurement executive responsible for UWM's procurement and accounts payable operations. • Lead strategic and customer service-oriented procurement and accounts payable professionals in support of UWM's mission and strategic initiatives in research, student success and academic excellence. • Leverage UWM's technology and resources to support strategic procurement and best-in class customer service to UWM's organization and vendor community. Legal Notices AA/EO Statement UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Reasonable Accommodations UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. Confidentiality of Applicant Materials UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. CBC and Reference Check Policy Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy. Employment Authorization In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Title and Total Compensation Project The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:


Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree • 5+ years of procurement or related business experience • Demonstrated experience leading or managing a team of procurement or accounts payable professionals Preferred Qualifications • Leadership experience in procurement, contracting or accounts payable in large organizations (greater than $100M in indirect spend) • Procurement experience in higher education or large organizations (greater than $100M in indirect spend) • Experience with complex SaaS or enterprise based financial management and procurement platforms (e.g., Workday and/or Jaggaer software) • Relevant industry certification such as, Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Professional Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) is preferred, but not required

Application Process

Application Instructions This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of July 11, 2022. Candidates applying after the initial date of review may not be reviewed. For guaranteed consideration, please apply by July 10, 2022. Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide: • A cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications, • A resume, and • A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Apply electronically at: by the application deadline as listed in the instructions above. Questions about this position should be directed to Amanda Grober at Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. To apply, please visit: