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Position Details


Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department USNH Procurement [YCFE10]
Summary of Position

Under general direction of the Chief Procurement Officer and/or other designated supervisor, to manage and support the Director of Procurement Business Operations of the University System of New Hampshire through effectively coordinating the procurement of goods and services. The Director for Procurement Operations will lead a team of individuals responsible for delivery of world-class customer service to campus stakeholders in matters relating to the procurement or sale of goods, services and equipment in accordance with USNH policies and procedures. This position is located at UNH in Durham, NH.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0349FY17
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 5-7 years
Other minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, in a business or financial oriented curriculum. Preferably a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Qualified Candidates will preferably have a valid certification by the Institute for Supply Chain Management. as a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) credentials AND five years of significant contract management experience, preferably in a large multi-faceted higher education or governmental organization, including three years of progressive technical skill enhancement.

Knowledge of contract related activities including: negotiations, legal, regulatory, operational, finance and relationship management.

Strong negotiating skills.

Objectivity, good judgment, and interpersonal skills sufficient to effectively communicate with users, business offices, vendors, and other involved parties.

Knowledge and understanding of Uniform Commercial Code, NAEP Code of Ethics as well as related Federal and State Laws to include hazardous waste and minority vendor statutes.

Administrative and supervisory skills.

Demonstrated experience with ERP systems, and E-Procurement tools.

Automation and computer skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Grade 26
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Posting Details

Posting Date 10/26/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Procurement Operations:

Be responsible for day-to-day management of Procurement Operations functions, including supervision of staff.

Review and approve requisitions within delegated basic authority for the purchase of goods, services and specialized commodities, including review for appropriateness of purchase, accuracy, clarity, authorization, and budget requirements.

Manage compliance with USNH Procurement Policy including: Policy interpretation and Review, Policy enforcement, Review and approval of Exceptions to Bid.

Manage the disposal of surplus property. Insure that necessary property control steps are implemented.


Campus Outreach:

Develop strong collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders to support the procurement of goods and services.

Act as procurement subject matter expert in consulting with the business units on all aspects of procurement, including, contract review, vendor management, procurement policies, and best practices.

Develop strong partnerships with Procurement Operations, Strategic Sourcing Management, and General Counsel.


Operational Support:

Be responsible for day-to-day management of procurement contract management functions, including supervision of staff.

Be responsible for major system projects and strategic sourcing initiatives as assigned.

Review, authorize and process within delegated basic authority routine payment approvals, exceptions to bid or purchase orders for non-bid transactions.

Assist in the hiring of purchasing personnel, and in the training and supervision of clerical and support staff.

Maintain necessary files/records as required.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Have you ever been employed by any University System of New Hampshire campus?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If yes, date(s) worked:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. If yes, which location(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. What date are you available to begin working?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents