Senior Procurement Manager

Senior Procurement Manager


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh NC 27603




Full Time

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Closes: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Target Start Date

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours

Mon-Fri 8-5

Employment Type

Full Time Annual Permanent

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Advanced knowledge of procurement method, principles and practices related to RFQ,  RFP and IFB processes from preparation through award

Advanced knowledge of procurement processes related to purchasing goods and services, managing bids, addendums and awards through web-based portals

Intermediate skills in MS Word, Power point, and Excel
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally with college personnel, vendors and outside agencies in oral and written formats

Demonstrated analytical skills to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a face-paced office environment

Ability to interact tactfully and courteously with vendors and employees to effectively resolve issues and provide responsive customer service

Able to comfortably work as part of a team, but also able to work autonomously

Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize to meet workload requirements and deadlines

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret  procurement related laws, regulations, and college policies


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field

Minimum of 8 years' of experience in formal and informal procurement

Minimum of 3 years' of experience supervising a procurement team

Preferred Qualifications


Master's degree in Business Administration or related area

Ten years' or experience in formal and informal procurement in a higher education environment

Position Description

The Senior Procurement Manager is responsible for the execution of all forms of procurement, both formal and informal, for all goods and services procured by the College. The Senior Procurement Manager will ensure that all College procurement is executed in accordance with College policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulatory requirements. 


 Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

*Researches, interprets, and explains federal and state laws, regulations as well as College policies and procedures to provides advice, guidance, and technical assistance to all College departments on matters concerning public procurement compliance

*Oversees informal and formal procurement processes including purchase requisitioning as well as preparation, evaluation and award of formal bids for goods and services

*Supervises the development of technical requirements, specifications and evaluation criteria necessary for the preparation and issuance of solicitation documents, i.e.,
Request for Proposals, Invitations for Bids and Requests for Quotes

*Interfaces with College community by working with departments to outline, clarify and administrate procurement requirements and to advise and strategize on available methods and suppliers for purchases

Identifies and optimizes opportunities for improvement in the areas of cost reductions, indirect savings, supplier development  and process efficiency

Leads vendor performance evaluation as well as the resolution of disputes, protests and other related issues with vendors

Accelerates the implementation of best practice procurement capabilities and strategic sourcing planning efforts

Oversees receiving, delivery and college-wide warehouse operations

Directs the equipment management and Fixed Assets inventory

Establishes and oversees the College-wide P-card program

Promotes continuous improvement by completing an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or a group basis

Job Post Contact

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