Assistant Director, Purchasing, UNLV Purchasing & Contracts

  • Company: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 89154 United States
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: May 6, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 26, 2022


The Purchasing and Contracts Department, as a key element within the Finance Division of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), is dedicated to providing our customers the most effective and efficient procurement of quality goods and services in support of UNLV's mission and goals. The Purchasing and Contracts Department will accomplish this through exceptional customer service, innovative processes and sound business practices. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Purchasing and Contracts, the Assistant Director: Assumes the responsibility for the smooth daily operations of all the major purchasing activities and initiatives (such as Strategic Sourcing, PCard Program, Supplier Registration, Sustainability Initiatives); develop underlying policies and procedures, motivate and train staff, and facilitate adequate training and guidance to the campus community on purchasing related topics. Facilitate the successful supervision and collaboration of the buying, PCard, and the technology support staff (web design/administration; Workday administration, and application development) of the Purchasing Department. Accurately collect, analyze and present data for major reporting requirements placed upon the department such as annual internal and external surveys, annual planning/budget presentation, BOR required reports, and any legislative or other mandated reports when requested.


The following knowledge, skills, and abilities will be required to perform the essential functions of the Assistant Director of Purchasing and Contracts position successfully: Ability to communicate and interact well with suppliers, end users, and staff. Problem solving skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills (e.g., business writing, with the ability to write concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical reports that substantiate decisions). Excellent negotiation and investigative skills. Ability to clearly and concisely exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, and/or solutions. Service oriented. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to make oral group presentations in order to provide information and/or to explain procedures, policies, etc. Thorough knowledge of various procurement practices (especially those pertaining to state and governmental agencies). Ability to write and review contracts that satisfy the business and legal requirements of the University. Supervisory skills. (Must be familiar with motivating, training, and evaluating staff).

Application Process

Apply at the following link: Submit a letter of interest detailing your ability to perform the listed essential functions successfully, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on May 26, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Betsy Drellack, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact Heather Stinnett at (702) 895-0597 or

Contact Info

Name: Belia Guzman
Phone: 702-895-5902
Closing Date: May 26, 2022