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Founded in 1935, Hofstra University is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational institution located 25 miles east of New York City in Hempstead, New York. The University’s vibrant 244-acre campus is home to over 11,000 students enrolled in 25 academic programs. Students have opportunities to participate in 200 student organizations, 27 fraternities and sororities, and 17 NCAA Division I sports as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. Hofstra is a nationally and internationally recognized institution that has been cited on the best college lists of major publications including U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes and has been named among “Great Colleges to Work For” from 2009-2016 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Hofstra is also the only university chosen to host three consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016).

The Position
Reporting to the Director of Business Affairs, the Director of Procurement Services oversees and directs the University’s procurement functions. The Director supervises and coordinates staff and provides oversight and review for all purchasing, bidding, contract negotiations, and contract preparation while ensuring compliance with University policy and external regulations. In addition, the Director provides service to departments to ensure timely purchasing and delivery of items; coordinates bidding and selection for major commodities, service and project contracts; explores new sourcing opportunities in order to provide the best value and alternatives for the University; develops strategic purchasing programs; and manages vendor relations. The Director of Procurement Services supervises the Director of Purchasing Contracts, the Senior Procurement Agent, and the Purchasing Agent.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of purchasing and contract experience. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to negotiate with vendors and establish strong ties with the campus community; and proficiency with automated purchasing systems. Experience with Banner or similar ERP platforms is preferred.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Hofstra University – Director of Procurement Services
Mark A. Hall, Vice President

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