Director-Purchasing, Shipping & Receiving, and Mailroom

Director-Purchasing, Shipping & Receiving, and Mailroom


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$65,120.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Closes: Monday, March 18, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, November 13, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time Regular Staff

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


  • Associates degree from a nationally accredited institution, Required


  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in accounting and/or purchasing required. 
  • Minimum of two years’ supervisory experience required. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required.


  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and reach, including reaching overhead.
  • Occasional exposure to elements such as noise, dust, and odors.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or a related field from a nationally accredited institution preferred. 
  • North Carolina Purchasing Certification preferred.
  • Experience with Colleague preferred
  • North Carolina purchasing experience preferred.

Position Description


Open Until Filled-

Manage all College purchasing activities to ensure all federal, state, and College laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are followed in the procurement of equipment, supplies, materials, printing, and services for the College; ensure that the best possible product is received for dollars spent; oversee and manage operation of the Shipping and Receiving Department.  Manage and assist with the RFP and RFQ processes for capital projects.  Manage and direct all functions of the mailroom and warehousing of supplies.  Perform a variety of duties including purchasing management functions involving the exercise of independent judgment in accordance with established procedures.   Lead the update, maintenance, and training of the purchasing manual.  Train and supervise the Purchasing Assistant, Shipping and Receiving, and Mailroom employees.   Document and maintain procedures for all activities to assure compliance and continuity. 


General Purchasing and Receiving

  1. Oversee, direct and perform the processing of all requests for the purchase of equipment, supplies, materials, printing, and services according to rules, regulations, and policies as outlined by the Division of Purchases and Contracts, Department of Administration of the State of North Carolina, federal granting entities, and the North Carolina Community College System.
  2. Manage and facilitate the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for capital projects in conjunction with the Chief Operating Office and Chief Financial Officer.
  3. Maintain and update purchasing manuals to accurately reflect current state, federal, and NCCC Systems Office policies, procedures, and regulations. 
  4. Assist College personnel with guidelines to be followed throughout the purchasing process by providing one-on-one training, job aids, and group training. 
  5. Perform duties related to procurement of supplies and equipment which includes obtaining quotes, handling inquiries from departments and vendors, updating files with appropriate information, and resolving problems with vendor orders, shipping, etc. 
  6. Maintain liaison with NC Purchase and Contract (P&C) and NC Department of Information Technology (DIT) to ensure effective communication regarding policy.
  7. Assist personnel in making selections, measuring rooms, making recommendations on furniture, furnishings, carpet, and computers that are on state contract.
  8. Supervise assigned activities of the Shipping and Receiving Department, Purchasing Assistant, and Mailroom including performance evaluation.
  9. Complete year-end processes as directed by the NCCCS System Office and College procedures in a timely manner. 

Bid Management

  1. Manage one-time bid process through P&C and DIT.  Formulate and disseminate bid specifications; receive, tabulate, and evaluate bid responses.  Award contracts to bidder. 
  2. Manage recurring bid cycles for a variety of services provided to the College, generally on a three-year bid cycle.
  3. Assure appropriate use of NC eVP Portal, NC BIDs, and NC E-procurement E-quote System.
  4. Review expenditures to assure expenses are properly quoted or bid and seek opportunities to quote or bid purchases that could reduce the overall cost to the College. 

Reporting and Compliance

  1. Manage and facilitate all audits or reviews of the purchasing function of the College.  Develop responses and implement any suggestions for improvement.  
  2. Ensure compliance with state inspection regulations.  Schedule third-party inspections and arrange additional services as needed. 
  3. Manage, in coordination with the System Office, all purchases with foreign vendors to assure compliance with System Office procedures as well as state, federal, and IRS regulations. 
  4. Prepare annual reports on waste reduction and recycling efforts and purchases of materials and supplies having recycled content as required by state government regulations.
  5. Prepare and submit timely HUB reports to the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (G.S. 143-128.2, 143-128.3, 143-129, and 143-131).
  6. Accumulate accurate purchasing flexibility data as non-state term contract purchases occur.  Prepare and submit annual flexibility reporting to the NCCCS System Office (G.S. 115D 58.14). 
  7. Prepare monthly and annual equipment summary, balancing subsidiary ledger to general ledger.  Record inventory transfers between locations and person responsible.        Maintain documentation regarding purchase, transfer, loss due to theft, disappearance, cannibalization, and disposal of equipment.  Submit reconciled report in a timely manner.
  8. Monitor monthly purchases of equipment to ensure that all equipment items are recorded in equipment inventory.  Reclassify purchases to reflect classification in the trial balance.
  9. Maintain e-procurement approval flows and user access.


  1. Prepare training and instructional materials for College managers, staff, and faculty in order to expedite the proper and legal acquisition of goods and services.
  2. Provide one-on-one and group training to assure efficient, compliant purchasing workflows.  This includes, but is not limited to, completing the e-procurement order screens and submitting e-quotes. 
  3. Maintain tracking logs of training attendance to fulfill annual reporting to the Office of the State Controller (EAGLE).  Prepare required purchasing related data for the EAGLE review.

Monitor Equipment and Supplies

  1. Manage minor equipment, high-risk equipment, and capital equipment from purchase to reconciling data for the financial statements. Add and maintain buildings and infrastructure purchases in the Fixed Asset system (ASST).
  2. Determine the appropriate treatment of each equipment purchase with regard to treatment as a current period expense or as a capital asset; assignment of an appropriate depreciable life, using System Office guidance and professional judgment.
  3. Maintain capital and high-risk equipment tracking documents, recoding additions and disposals, and evaluating remaining depreciable lives on exiting capital assets.
  4. Affix barcoded inventory tag to all equipment and enter items into the inventory ledger.
  5. Prepare data for year-end journal entries to record additions and disposals of assets and to adjust accumulated depreciation.
  6. Oversee the annual inventory reporting process for the mailroom, warehouse supplies, housekeeping, grounds, fire training, and bookstore.
  7. Complete annual inventory of equipment in order to verify proper location, person responsible, and condition of all equipment.  Record transfers and disposals required as a result of inventory.
  8. Prepare annual report of inventory as required by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges.  Submit reconciled report to System Office in a timely manner. 

Disposal of Equipment

  1. Manage surplus items by transferring items internally, transferring items to other community colleges or non-profit organizations, arranging for disposal, or listing items for sale by auction. 

Mailroom and Warehouse Supply

  1.  Oversee operations of the Mailroom to ensure timely collection and delivery of mail.
  2. Oversee equipment leases in the mailroom including adding postage, renewal, and upgrade, when needed.
  3. Maintain and replenish supply inventories for the College to include issuing of supplies and billing of departments. This includes bulk items such as paper, envelopes, and letterhead.


  1. Serve on College committees as requested, and attend staff development opportunities as required.   
  2. Continually search for, identify, and implement process improvements to improve stakeholder experience, reduce processing time, and improve quality. 
  3. Maintain a high standard of professionalism in representing the College including confidentiality in all aspects of the position’s responsibilities and adherence to policies, procedures, and other established guidelines.  Adhere to professional accountability and accept responsibility for managing situations and problems.  Work cooperatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and College objectives and provide a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships.
  4. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. 

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener