Director of Materiel Management & Purchasing

  • Company: Longwood University
  • Location: Farmville, Virginia 23909 USA
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: February 10, 2023


Longwood University invite qualified applicants to apply for the Director of Materiel Management & Purchasing (FA377). Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Business Operations, the Director of Materiel Management & Purchasing is responsible for all administrative and operational details of procurement, contract administration, small purchase charge card program management, central receiving warehouse and surplus property, and risk management. Responsibilities: • Procurement Management: Direct and provide strong leadership for all university purchasing related activities at Level II authority • Contract Administration: Ensure that contracts are appropriately administered and that all parties comply with the terms and conditions of contracts • Oversee the Small Purchase Charge Card (SPCC) Program, Central Receiving Warehouse and Surplus Property, and Risk Management for the university • Develop and administer the department budget; approve and manage expenditures; and forecast short- and long-range budgeting needs • Increase opportunities, participation and contract awards for the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (DSBSD) certified Small, Woman, and Minority-Owned (SWaM) businesses • Provide supervision, performance management, and oversight for direct reports and other staff • Represent Longwood University on the Virginia Association of State Colleges & University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP) Board of Directors


• Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field or Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field with significant training and related experience • Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and/or Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO); Virginia Construction Contracting Officer (VCCO) desired or willing to obtain • Significant related experience in higher education or a major state or local governmental agency • Knowledge of VASCUPP desired • Extensive knowledge of state procurement policies, procedures, and practices, as they relate to Level II authority • Knowledge of state and federal compliance requirements • Comprehensive knowledge of specification development, contract negotiation and administration, insurance and bonding requirements, and contractor licensing • Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory practices and ability to administer agency programs through a professional staff; supervisory experience with significant procurement work experience preferred • Ability to understand and utilize an electronic procurement system; knowledge of eVA (Virginia's online, electronic procurement system) preferred • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, communication (verbal and written), and customer service skills • Valid driver's license • Ability to work independently or as a part of a team • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 2/09/23. 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. Apply at Additional Information: This position is a full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position. The anticipated start date for the position is July 10, 2023. The selected candidate must complete a statement of Economic Interests. A successful fingerprint based criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position to include: • State health and dental benefits & flexible spending accounts • Paid leave (which may include sick leave, personal leave, annual leave, etc.), and 13 holidays • Retirement savings plans (some with limited employer match available (VRS)) • Life & Long-Term care insurance • Employee Assistance Program • Employee discounts for various services, including Verizon. • Educational benefits for most employees • Fitness Center membership less expensive than most In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator's contact information can be located through this link A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA

Contact Info

Name: Human Resources
Phone: 434-395-2074