Procurement & Contract Services Manager

  • Company: California State University, Sacramento
  • Location: Sacramento, California 95819
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: August 16, 2022


Under the general guidance of the Chief Procurement Officer/Senior Director, the Procurement & Contract Services (P&CS) Manager performs a variety of duties and oversees the day-to-day procurement and contracting operations for the campus to ensure full compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations; and established California State University (CSU) policies, requirements, procedures, and guidelines. The P&CS Manager is responsible for supervising the department staff whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the strategic sourcing of goods and services for the university; competitive bidding; public works; procurement card administration; supplier management; records management; monthly and annual fiscal year end close activities; implementing and maintaining eProcurement related systems and processes; and various reporting to both internal and external entities. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to, providing communication, coordination and training on procurement and contract services related policies and procedures for internal and external clients; recommending and implementing policies, procedures and best practices for continuous improvement.


Knowledge equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in supply chain, business administration, public administration or related field OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge. Demonstrated knowledge of strategic sourcing, procurement, public works, contracting and related processes. Demonstrated knowledge of formal competitive bidding, eProcurement, supplier relationship management including small/disadvantaged enterprise advocacy, spend analytics, procurement card programs, cost reduction and savings tracking, and performance metrics. Excellent written composition, reading, listening, and oral communication skills to accurately construe what others are saying and effectively present information, provide clear direction, and respond to questions from staff, faculty, peers, senior leadership, customers, other California State University (CSU) campuses, auditors, suppliers and external agencies. Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects effectively while adjusting to changing priorities, interruptions, and critical deadlines. Technical skills to collect, research, analyze, interpret, track, and report data and information. Demonstrated skills using standard office equipment; computers; software programs (such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe); video conferencing tools (such as Zoom, Teams, Slack, Skype); and financial and/or enterprise reporting systems (such as Jaggaer, PeopleSoft). Ability to work independently and be a self-motivated, highly productive problem solver. Ability to use interpersonal skills to develop collaborative working relationships with internal and external communities from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. Ability to effectively motivate, lead, and manage staff; assign duties and responsibilities; oversee work assignments to ensure accurate and timely completion; evaluate performance; and to provide personal development and training. Ability to analyze situations; assess requirements; interpret technical procedures; reason logically; apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and processes to formulate action plans and negotiate effective solutions to resolve conflicts. Ability to prepare and present business correspondence and reports that are clear, concise and persuasive. Ability to write effective and comprehensive procedure manuals and training materials. Ability to adapt, demonstrate flexibility and patience in a changing environment. (e.g. technology, policies, priorities) Five (5) years progressive experience in strategic procurement and contracts services or closely related fields. Two (2) years of successful experience supervising and/or progressive leadwork direction over professional procurement and contracts staff.

Application Process

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