Director of Purchasing

Dominican College invites applications for the Director of Purchasing. The Director of Purchasing leads the planning, direction, control and evaluation of all work associated with the day to day operation of the Purchasing department. Conducts and/or oversees the RFP process and contract negotiation for all major business services and products, ensuring the highest level of business ethics. Plans, directs, and manages a wide variety of procurement and administrative activities related to the purchasing and contracting of furniture, materials, equipment and services on a competitive basis for the college. Serves as a liaison between College departments and vendors; is a key member of the operations team. Direct oversight of key contracts including food services and bookstore services. Manages procurement personnel in the review, processing and monitoring of contracts, bids, and purchase orders. Provides guidance for college wide contracted services, including vending, laundry, copiers, printers, shredding to cross-functional college departments. Maintains current knowledge of new products and other market trends. Manages long-range purchase planning and needs analysis to simplify and standardize services and commodities and reduce fiscal year procurement costs. The Director of Purchasing is a member of several key committees including Master Plan, Strategic Plan as well as external committee such as the college consortium.

Dominican College is located in Orangeburg, New York approximately 20 miles north of New York City. We are a small, private institution with a student population of approximately 2,000. Committed to building its programs upon a strong liberal arts foundation, the College offers an array of degree opportunities in the liberal arts and a variety of nationally accredited graduate/undergraduate professional programs.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years experience in purchasing and contracted services field, preferably in higher education. Broad knowledge of procurement of industry principals and practice. Knowledge of Microsoft software and supporting programs; i.e. Excel. Word, Outlook. Working knowledge of the fundamental concepts of a purchasing CRM and technology based applications (Jenzabar experience a plus). Ability to efficiently organize and manage workload. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Qualified Candidates should forward their resume and cover letter which must include salary requirement to humanresources@dc.edu.

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