Job Details

Director of Purchasing - Office Of Supply Chain Management

Job Number: 525599
Categories: Professional
Dallas, TX

Department: Prchsng Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in related field and ten (10) years of progressive managerial experience leading purchasing, strategic sourcing and vendor performance functions to include at least three (3) years in supervisory capacity.  C.P.M., C.P.P.O., or CTPM certification is preferred but must be obtained within 18 months in position.

Job Duties

1.Provides overall leadership and direction for Purchasing Services Team to include; processing customer requisitions, vendor solicitation, evaluation and selection, issuance of purchase orders and document retention and customer and vendor relationship management.
2.Develops, implements and oversees procurement policies and procedures.
3.Develops short and long range strategic operational objectives to enhance the effectiveness of the department.
4.Develops, reviews and evaluates financial and productivity report to identify and achieve areas for potential expense reduction and operational improvement.
5.Collaborate with other supply chain operational areas to design and implement solution to supply chain issues and systems.
6.Oversees budget expenditures and scheduling.
7.Oversees supervisors and/or subordinate managers to include establishing priorities.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy.

Improve internal satisfaction ratings and overall connection to our customers.

Implement strong internal controls to reduce risk and to ensure appropriate spend management.

Work across a matrixed organization, sharing and learning best practices, and balancing system and local needs and impacts.

Develop and maintain a high-performance culture in the function, resulting in continued success meeting functional KPIs and improved levels of customer.

Knowledge of Texas state laws, programs and guidelines is a plus.

Critical thinking, negotiation skills, clear communication and time management are key skills.

Oversight of 3 purchasing teams: Academic & Research, University Hospitals, and Capital & Construction, which includes management of 5 direct reports plus a staff of over 20 employees.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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