Director, Procurement, Contracts & HUB Program

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Feb 09, 2021
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Deans & Directors

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Director, Procurement, Contracts & HUB Program

Job Title
Director, Procurement, Contracts & HUB Program

Prairie View A&M University

Procurement & Disbursement Serv

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Director, Procurement, Contract & HUB Program, under general direction of the Executive Director, manages and supervises staff to ensure all processes and functions for Procurement, Contract and the HUB Program are complete. Supervises activities of staff and assists with training and professional development.


  • Provides leadership and supervises employees, assists in their training and professional development, and evaluates their performance. Oversees administration of procurement and contract services. Ensures timely an efficient processing of purchase requisitions through to issuance of a purchase order, to include requests for bid or proposal preparation, and evaluation and selection of vendors. Negotiates and establishes best value contracts.
  • Ensures the University complies with State, System, and University purchasing and contract standards and requirements. Develops and initiates lean business practices. Attends procurement related meetings and coordinates purchasing activities with other agencies. Prepares required internal reports and reports for other State agencies. Assists University departments with procurement needs. Identify and reduce wasteful spending.
  • Establishes and maintains strategic business relations with university administrators and vendors. Identifies potential HUB vendors using electronic resources, attending vendor fairs, minority business councils, etc.. Coordinates vendor forums, mentor-protege program, or other events to educate and provide exposure for HUB vendors.
  • Develops, implements and improves policies and procedures and develops and initiates lean business practices to improve processes. Balances institutional obligations to comply with federal, state, sponsor, university and TAMUS regulations and policies. Ensures compliance and communicates changes of requirements. Supervises and ensures effective training and mentoring to the contracts and procurement staff. Posses extensive knowledge of agency rules and regulations applied to effective compliance. Creates and maintains highest level of customer service by improving internal operational efficiencies while balancing institutional obligations to comply with federal, state, university and TAMUS regulations and policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field.
  • Five years of related experience in purchasing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to multitask, work cooperatively with others, excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work with various projects and deadlines, exercising independent judgment.

Preferred Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:

  • Public Purchasing Manager Certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

Cover Letter

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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