Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Resource Management at the Danforth Campus.
The Director of Resource Management leads and manages the supply chain organization of Washington University. This includes Purchasing Services, Furniture & Design Services, Mail Services, Supplier Diversity Initiative, Copy Centers, Vending and Basic Services contracting. Those units serve both the Danforth and School of Medicine campuses. The Resource Management team consists of 35 staff members. Annual university spending exceeds 1 billion.
The Director leads the central Resource Management office operation and plans/develops operational policies and procedures for all listed units. This role seeks to identify and execute opportunities to provide distinguished services while accomplishing distinguishable achievements.
The Director makes hiring decisions, provides coaching and development, training and mentoring while managing/measuring performance.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as operational leader of Purchasing Services.
Supervises/leads unit managers of Furniture & Design Services, Mail Services and Supplier Diversity Initiative.
Assesses effectiveness and efficiency of Resource Management units and continues the evolution of an effective, highly responsive, high level service organization.
Participates in and responds to Resource Management administrative review process, including development and execution of 5-year strategic plan.
In procurement decisions, balances the following important factors:
Ensures compliance with university policies and federal regulations.
Contributes to the well-being of Washington University as a collegial team member on various committees and task forces.
Represents the university at related meetings and conferences with third parties; serves on organizational boards as appointed by university.
Serves as primary contract negotiator and approver of purchase up to a designated dollar amount.
Develops and manages innovative practices that are distinguished and distinguishable in all Resource Management areas.
Carries out other duties as assigned.
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Economics or other appropriate field.
Ten to fifteen years of successful leadership experience in resource management, materials management, procurement or related field.
A Masters of Business Administration is preferred.
Experience with electronic procurement solutions (ex: SciQuest/Jaggaer) is preferred.
Knowledge of contemporary “best practices” in the resource management field.
Superior written and verbal skills including presentation development and delivery.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong focus on cost savings and cost avoidance initiatives.
Successful managerial experiences including recruitment, staff development, training and performance evaluation.
Enthusiastic, highly motivated visionary with a focus on providing high levels of service.
Collegial, active professional who can work at all levels of the university and at senior levels of vendors/trading partners.
Creative, innovative flexible leader.
Professional with uncompromising personal and professional integrity.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Will be located at a university off-site campus. Must be able to drive to meetings on Danforth, School of Medicine and other campuses; and to local meetings away from the university. Minimum, but occasional, overnight travel.
The hiring range for this position is $115,265 - $152,705 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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