Associate Director, Contract and Procurement Management (499212)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Mar 03, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Purchasing and Warehouse

Job Description


Position Summary

The Associate Director, Contract and Procurement Management provides advanced level functional expertise for the Procurement department. The incumbent will be responsible for daily department operations and supervision of staff and have intimate knowledge of State regulations and California State University policies, procedures, and practices are essential in order to effectively manage and guide the department through the full range of procurement and contractual services. The Associate Director shall represent the Director in their absence.

The Associate Director has delegated responsibility to generally make day-to-day operational decisions on all matters related to procurement, guide and facilitate the work of all, solve problems, assess and prioritize projects to meet deadlines, delegate and review work assignments. The Associate Director is also expected to complete more complex and high-profile procurements for the Campus such as those procurements in support of the new stadium development project. The Director, Contract and Procurement Management, relies on this position to ensure work is accomplished in appropriate priority while meeting necessary deadlines. The Associate Director will provide operational leadership for department staff.

In addition to providing guidance to department staff, the Associate Director is responsible for preparing evaluations of their performance; ensuring that assigned operations in these areas are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures based on organizational goals, university mission, policies and procedures; and in recommending and/or implementing improvements in policies and procedures as it relates to department goals; to recommend changes in procedure in connection with new or revised policies.

The Associate Director may prepare job descriptions for proposed new positions, create personnel requisition including justification for position, review and approve position announcements, review applications, conduct interviews and participate in final selections.

The Associate Director trains, motivates and leads Buyers and support personnel in support of department goals and directives of the Director. Coordinates vacation and absence requests to maintain adequate office coverage. Evaluates and redistributes workload as needed due to staff vacancies and illnesses. Assumes the responsibility of assuring that office policy is adhered to and handle disciplinary actions.

The Associate Director maintains effective working relationships with various levels of campus administration, State offices, Office of Risk Management Chancellor's Office, Office of General Counsel and others as appropriate. Participates in strategic planning for the department and division.

Duties are generally performed independently requiring sound and mature judgment. Sensitive situations and problems occur daily demanding immediate and effective response. The Director, Contract and Procurement Management, is kept informed of activities that might impact other campus units and/or Business and Financial Affairs.

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This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business or related field from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of Contracts and Procurement experience for a large, diverse and decentralized organization or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the required functions of the position.
  • Five (5) years of supervisory or management experience.

Specialized Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of regulations governing public works procurements.
  • Experience procuring large, complex, high-profile procurements in the areas of public works, services, and technology.
  • Ability to effectively work and supervisor remotely during COVID pandemic response.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working within a California State University system or large California public institution.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a complex, unionized work environment.
  • Experienced in the administration of a wide range of programs within a procurement environment such as Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, ATI knowledge, and Oracle Financial software

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.

Supplemental Information

Review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 12, 2021. To receive consideration, apply by March 11, 2021.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at or 619-273-3343.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map