This position serves as the Procurement Leader for Miami University's acquisition of goods, services, and construction contracting. As the Chief Procurement Officer s/he will work directly with the CFO and his/her direct report staff to:
Plan, provide innovative leadership, communicate and execute procurement strategy on an ongoing basis.
Manage and conduct broad-based data analytics, metrics, dashboards, score carding, contract negotiation/review and archive completed contracting documents.
Manage e-procurement systems that provide access to available catalogs, contracts, or other ordering systems to buy and receive common commodities.
Manage procurement policy and procedures, marketplace solicitations (RFx and Construction) to ensure appropriate techniques and desired results are achieved.
Manage assigned employees to achieve results/objectives by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising performance/results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees (if necessary).
Foster and deploy continuous process improvement and educational opportunities for increased knowledge and skills using site visits, exchanges, course work and other methods for total job enrichment.
Serve as a standing committee member of the Ohio Inter-University Council Procurement group and represents the University as contracting officer for all diversity-related procurement activities such as Ohio MBE and Edge guidelines.
OEEO Statement: The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.
A bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related area of study earned by date of hire, plus 7-10 years experience working in purchasing with a track record of progressively responsible experience in financial management.
Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the abilities, knowledge, and skills listed above may be substituted.
Proficient in managing functional requirements; proficient in managing, documenting, and translating business requirements to functional requirements.
Proficient with communication skills (presentation, listening, written), possess active listening skills and an ability to present to audiences and write clear, succinct structured documents and messages.
Proficient with problem-solving an ability to research, identify and resolve problems.
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs w...ith faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission.
Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”