Director of Materiel Management

  • Company: Longwood University
  • Location: Farmville, Virginia 23909 USA
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: November 8, 2021


Longwood University invites applications for a Director of Materiel Management. The successful candidate should be a dynamic leader with the ability to work with departments and individuals across campus to coach, educate, and partner to improve our procurement procedures and outcomes. This position is a full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. A successful fingerprint based criminal background investigation is required. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Economic Interests. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


  • Provide leadership and supervision of Materiel Management staff including buyers, warehouse staff and movers.
  • Direct all university procurement activities including management of the bid/RFP process, supervision of the Small Purchasing Card (SPCC) Program, focus on increased opportunities for certified small women and minority-owned (SWaM) business.
  • Ensure appropriate administration of all university contracts and that all terms and conditions are met.
  • Oversee the university's risk management program as the risk management officer.
  • Focus on departmental and campus wide operational efficiencies related to procurement.
  • Serve on university and state wide committees related to procurement.
  • Develop and administer department budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field preferred; Bachelor's degree with significant training and related experience required.
  • Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and/or Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of specification development, contract negotiation and administration, insurance and bonding requirements, and contractor licensing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of an electronic procurement system (eVA preferred).
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, and communication (verbal and written).

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 11/4/21. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions (, and attach (under Resume) a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact details of three references.

Contact Info

Name: Office of Human Resources
Phone: 434-395-2074