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Purchasing Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Job Title Purchasing Manager
Posting Number S00583
Position Title Purchasing Manager
Department Purchasing and Contracts
Position Type Staff
Job Summary

Supervises and helps administer a centralized purchasing program for procurement of goods and services for the College of Lake County using various methods, in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and College Board Policy. Responds to a range of inquiries regarding processes, requisitions/Purchase Orders or bid status; negotiating terms and conditions with vendors and/or service providers; and assist with achieving department objectives and goals within budget.

Required Qualification

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or related field, or an Associate’s Degree with significant applied experience within public or higher education industry.

2. Minimum of five years’ of progressively responsible purchasing experience of goods and services, including contract and bid negotiation experience. Some prior experience in a lead or supervisory role.

3. Solid understanding of government or higher education purchasing and contracts with applicable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.

4. Must possess applied knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of public purchasing and bid procedures, along with knowledge of contract language and ability to interpret the intent.

5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience using an ERP system, including running queries.

6. Requires intermediate Excel and Word skills, and internet research skills.

7. Analytical skills as well as the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and delegate functions to staff.

8. Effective interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills with a demonstrated ability to influence.

9. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.

10. Demonstrated commitment to sustainability.

11. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgement and discretion.

Other requirements of the position: Position requires occasional local, regional and national travel; extended use of computers; and regular public contact – in person, telephone and electronic correspondence.

Desired Qualifications

1. Two years of supervisory/lead experience in procurement within public or higher education.

2. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) through the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing or other relevant certification.

3. Advanced certification by a recognized professional organization (e.g., CPM, CPSM, or CPPO).

4. Working knowledge and hands on experience with PeopleSoft Finance System.

5. Advanced experience using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

6. Knowledge of building materials, equipment and maintenance repair.

7. Experience developing policies, procedures and training materials.

8. Experience with quality assurance programs.

Posting Date 09/29/2017
Closing Date
Expected Start Date
Special Instructions Summary

CLC offers employees competitive salaries plus outstanding benefits:

• Attractive health and welfare benefits: medical plans, dental plans, vision plan, flexible-spending accounts for eligible health care and dependent care expenses, group term-life insurance, employee assistance program and a long-term disability plan option.

• Generous paid time-off benefits: vacation, health leave, personal days, holidays and Fridays off in summer.

• Tuition benefits: full-time employees, their spouse and dependents through age 23 may receive a CLC tuition waiver for up to 36 credit hours per academic year. Employees may also receive reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year for approved courses taken at an accredited college or university.

• Retirement benefits under the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).

• Disability benefits under SURS.

Pay Rate The salary is competitive.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Location Grayslake
Total Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Work schedule may vary with the needs of the college.

EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Administration, Supply Chain or related field, or an Associate’s degree with significant applied experience within public or higher education industry.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years’ of progressively responsible purchasing experience of goods and services, that includes contract and bid negotiation experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have prior experience in a lead or supervisory role?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have solid understanding of government or higher education purchasing and contracts with applicable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess applied knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of public purchasing and bid procedures, along with knowledge of contract language and ability to interpret the intent?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge and experience using an ERP system, including running queries?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have two or more years of supervisory/lead experience in procurement within public or higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) through the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing or other relevant certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have an advanced certification by a recognized professional organization (e.g., CPM, CPSM, or CPPO)?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have working knowledge and hands on experience with PeopleSoft Finance System?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Other Document
  3. License/Certification