Job ID: 186419

Assistant Director of Procurement Services & Contract Management

Northern Illinois University

  • May 26, 2022
  • Assistant Director of Procurement Services & Contract Management
  • Procurement&Strategic Sourcing
  • Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Financial Planning/Budget Management

Primary Function
The Assistant Director is a full-time, regular supportive professional staff position. This position provides primary support to the Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management, and acts for and assumes full direction for the Office of PSCM in the absence of the Director for all administrative or operational matters. This position manages departmental resources, sets operating policies for the department, and coordinate and facilitate various planning programs for the unit.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
The Assistant Director works independently and reports to the Director regarding overall PSCM programs and alerts the Director to those situations requiring immediate attention. The work of the Assistant Director is evaluated by the Director. The person in this position should have good inter-personal skills, must possess knowledge of University business practices, must value and exhibit accuracy, efficiency and ethical leadership, and must be able to work with short deadlines. In addition, the person in this position must be committed to the vision, mission and core values of the university.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

Eleven (11) years of progressively responsible management work experience in a private or governmental organization:

Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and contracts management*
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, law, or a related field (with a minimum of 24 business credit hours) may be substituted for three (3) years of work experience
Master’s degree may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience
Three (3) years supervising the work of a professional staff or process within of a procurement or contracts management business function.

*Contracts management experience includes the ability to ensure provisions of contractual agreements between campus/university and relevant outside programs/organizations are compliant with business and legal terms and demonstrated development of complex contract addendums/amendments.

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