Director, Procurement and Contracts

  • Company: University of West Florida
  • Location: Pensacola, Florida 32514 United States
  • Salary: $85,000 to $100,000
  • Date Posted: August 27, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 19, 2021


The Director is responsible for contractual terms, including non-standard terms and conditions, follow-through on negotiations and changes, policy discussion, and vendor performance issue resolution. Problems analyzed or solved involve Contractual, Organizational structure, Personnel, Vendor performance and issues, Management, Ethics, Legal, Budget, Customer Service, Image, and department production, procedures, and deadlines.


Under the direction of the Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Director, Procurement & Contracts, is the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and contracting officer for the university. This position oversees and directs the university's procurement functions and works independently with minimal direction to determine and develop solutions. The Director supervises and coordinates staff and provides oversight and review for all purchasing, bidding, contract negotiations, and contract preparation while ensuring compliance with university policy and external regulations. The Director provides service to departments to ensure timely purchasing and delivery of items; coordinates bidding and selection for major commodities, service, and project contracts, explores new sourcing opportunities to provide the best value and alternatives for the university and its auxiliaries; develops strategic purchasing programs; manage vendor relations; oversees strategic programming for supplier diversity. The Director has a wide variety of duties requiring judgment, initiative, independence, and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion. The position is required to have direct contact with and respond to questions from the university President, vice presidents, associate/assistant vice presidents, department heads, and other senior campus officials. Demonstrated knowledge of integrated ERP systems such as Banner. Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing and accounting practices and terminology. Demonstrated knowledge of contract management principles, practices, methods, and procedures. Detailed knowledge of state regulatory and administrative documents, Florida codes, and regulations. Knowledge and background regarding PCard standards and applicability. Demonstrated strong background in strategic procurement. Excellent computer proficiency. Demonstrated ability to independently lead and direct the day-to-day operations of a Procurement and Contracts department. The Director is responsible for major contracting activities including development of complex solicitations; utilizes leadership skills; acts as a program and team coordinator; reviews and recommends operational, training, and corrective and preventive procedures, improvements and planning; participates in the development of annual departmental budget and strategic plan.

Application Process

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply online at Be prepared to attach a cover letter, resume and a list of three (3) references to the online application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

Contact Info

Name: Angie Jones
Phone: 850-474-2846
Closing Date: September 19, 2021