Assistant Director, Procurement Services

  • Company: University at Albany
  • Location: Albany, New York 12222
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: February 17, 2023


Assistant Director, Procurement Services About University at Albany: Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description: Under the direction of the Director of Procurement Services, the Assistant Director provides leadership, supervision, and coordination of responsibilities of the Procurement and Contracts Unit. This position interacts with all levels of the University, as well as vendors, SUNY System Administration, NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), and NYS Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Functional responsibilities include overseeing the processing of purchase requisitions, awards of purchase orders, effective and efficient preparation of Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), Invitations for Bids (IFBs), and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in accordance with University, SUNY, and NYS requirements.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide leadership, oversight, and direction to Procurement staff of daily operations and throughout the entire procurement to contract award process Proactively monitor and track procurement requests to ensure timely and accurate processing including developing and maintaining metrics for tracking contracts and purchase orders; monitor existing contracts and developing a process for competitively bidding on a timely basis Develop, document, and implement departmental procedures to improve efficiencies and ensure compliance with NYS and SUNY procurement rules including advisement to staff and training while effectively meeting customer requirements Interpret and assure compliance with SUNY policies and procedures, State laws, and regulations Provide proactive communication with OSC, OAG, and SUNY regarding procurement activities while maintaining independent authoritative knowledge of policies and regulations Develop highly complex, customized procurements and contracts requiring the development of unique specifications and/or integration of many diverse strategic, financial, contractual, and risk management elements to ensure all legal requirements are met and satisfactorily meet the needs of the campus Assist the Director in the development of performance plans and performance evaluations Provide problem resolution and research associated with contracts or other purchases

Additional Information: Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Associate, SL-4; $80,000-85,000, based on experience The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report.

This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link Pursuant to NYS Labor Law 194-A, no State entity, as defined by the Law, is permitted to rely on, orally or in writing seek, request, or require in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current wage, or salary history as a condition to be interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation, and for the purpose of verifying information, may such requests be made. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


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Application Instructions: Applicants MUST submit the following documents: Resume Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications Three professional references

****This is an onsite position and not eligible for remote work.

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Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization Minimum of five years of related experience in purchasing including developing complex RFPs and RFP evaluation instruments and/or contract administration including contract development and negotiation of contract terms Proficient in the Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously Demonstrated ability in effective communication (written and verbal) Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks Strong analytical and interpersonal skills Address your ability to work with a culturally diverse population in your application

Preferred qualifications: Experience in a large college or university setting Master's degree in a business-related field, contract law legal studies; or equivalent certification Applied experience developing and implementing procurement policies and procedures

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