Director of Procurement Services

  • Company: Christopher Newport University
  • Location: Newport News, Virginia 23606 USA
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: March 9, 2021


Please visit the following website for a full position description and to apply: Christopher Newport University is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Procurement Services. The Chief Objective of this position is to: Provide overall management and guidance to the departmental functions which include Purchasing, Central Warehouse, Receiving, and Postal Services; Develop and implement policies and procedures to direct the procurement, storekeeping, receiving, delivery, property control and disposal activities of the University as prescribed by State laws and directives and University Policy; and Serve as the University’s chief procurement officer in all matters related to the exercise of authority as delegated by the Commonwealth’s Department of General Services, Division of Purchase and Supply and other State agencies, as applicable.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of the purchasing and contract administration principles and procurement procedures to advise and assist University personnel in procurement of supplies, equipment, and services. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures. Demonstrated supervisory skills. Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinates; skills in automated data processing systems. Excellent customer service skills to interact with the public, staff, and students. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Required Education: Must have a Master’s degree in a related field or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and work experience that equates to an advanced degree. Virginia Contracting Officer certification and Virginia Construction Contracting Officer (VCCO) or the ability to achieve certification within six months of start date into the position. Required Experience: Demonstrated experience in purchasing and contract administration. Experience interpreting and applying complex procurement policies. Experience supervising staff. Experience with automated data processing systems.

Application Process

Please visit the following website for a full position description and to apply: Application Instructions: Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2021. Applications received after April 5, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Contact Info

Name: Tatem Davis, Director of Faculty Recruitment
Phone: 757-594-9199