Associate Director of Procurement Services

  • Company: The University of Tennessee System
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 US
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: June 9, 2022
  • Closing Date: July 29, 2022


The position of Associate Director of Procurement Services is responsible for the management of the procurement and contract staff and acts on behalf of the director in her/his absence. The Associate Director interprets and enforces the University’s procurement policy and applicable state law. This position reviews non-competitive justifications, provides procurement and contract policy and procedures training for both procurement department personnel and all departments, colleges, and institutes, advises departments on procurement-related issues, reviews contract language, bid documentation, and negotiates with suppliers. This position assists with critical compliance functions including fiscal review reporting for the Tennessee General Assembly and managing exclusivity obligations for the entire UT System.


Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree 4 years of experience in high-volume, complex procurement 4 years of experience in a professional, high-pressure, fast-paced environment 3 years of experience with Microsoft Office and ERP systems or related systems Intermediate-to-advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills Contract drafting; technical writing skills Public speaking skills Ability to interact with a diverse population in a professional manner Ability to make ethical decisions Ability to interpret laws, contracts, and policies Ability to make critical decisions quickly and accurately

Preferred Qualifications: 3 years of experience with management or leadership Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, English (technical writing), Law, Sciences or Supply Chain Project management Lean Six Sigma Data analysis skills

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Contact Info

Name: Abbie Shellist
Closing Date: July 29, 2022