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Apply now Job no: 493283
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Procurement/Merchandiser/Buyer


Procurement & Strategic Sourcing


Reporting to the Executive Director of Procurement & Strategic Sourcing, the incumbent will primarily complete the procurement and contract management activities necessary to support the construction, maintenance, and other facilities-related requirements for the University in accordance with University procurement policies and procedures.

Specific duties include: effectively communicating about the different procurement methods for the University to internal staff and suppliers; developing and managing the solicitation process for assigned commodities and services; clarifying requirements for purchases; investigating sources of supply; negotiating terms of procurement contracts and managing contracts in assigned categories; interpreting and analyzing data and circumstances to further strategic sourcing opportunities and partnerships; exhibiting flexibility and resilience in fast paced environment, adapting based on changing department and campus needs; and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree preferably with major course work in a business management, public administration, finance, economics, law, construction, or related field, and five years of successful experience in procurement, legal, construction, or business related field.

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Proven skill effectively communicating with individuals at all levels of organizations;
  • Superior communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to use judgment to manage complex time-sensitive projects with competing deadlines;
  • Excellent follow through and attention to detail;
  • Independent decision-making and sound judgment handling confidential material;
  • Demonstrated ability to extensively take the initiative to locate and resolve problems; and
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment and build consensus among individuals with competing priorities.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic relationships with suppliers and client end users and work successfully with individuals across a broad range of disciplines
  • Experience in higher education procurement or government procurement
  • Experience with construction and maintenance projects
  • Certification as a CPPB or CPPO
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Your cover letter should include an explanation of why you are interested in the position and how your skills and experience relate to the job requirements. Your cover letter will serve as a writing sample.

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by January 25, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-Time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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