UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Professional/Administrative Job Specification (10/02)
Job Title: Director,
Class Code: 000017
Direct the operational, financial, and personnel activities of the University Purchasing Department, including the Central Purchasing Office, Dental Supply Office, Central Receiving, Warehousing and Distribution and Property Inventory.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and direct the operational, financial and personnel activities of the Purchasing Department.
Provide purchasing expertise for the daily operational needs of the University and contracting authority for the acquisition of capital equipment and professional services.
Provide purchasing expertise and Dental Stores operation in direct support of the School of Dentistry instructional and clinical programs.
Provide central control for receiving and warehousing of equipment and supplies for the University.
Provide central stockroom for storage and distribution to all departments those supplies of a common usage.
Establish and maintain an inventory of all University furniture and equipment providing for a standard means of identification, and provide such reports of same as may be required by the State, and special reports as requested by University officials.
Direct, coordinate and review the operations of the several divisions of the Purchasing Department to assure consistent application of purchasing policies and procedures and sound business practices.
Develop and review purchasing policies and procedures to assure proper compliance with applicable State statutes and regulations.
Support buyers as necessary to resolve problems arising from misinterpretation of contracts or nonperformance of contractors.
Direct and assist in the conduct of ongoing purchasing activities including the development of specifications, solicitation of bids, coordination of delivery schedules, and assurance of contractor compliance with applicable Affirmative Action regulations.
Direct the operation of Central University stockrooms to assure the meeting of daily operational needs of the University.
Assist buyers to remain current on commodity market conditions to assess the impact of basic factors such as price trends, impending shortages, etc. in order to optimize the University's contracting position.
Direct the property inventory division to provide a program of proper accountability of University furniture and equipment.
Prepare departmental operating budget and monitor expenditures.
Interview, select, train and evaluate support staff.
Service as authorized agent on all dealings with Purchasing Department of State Government.
Knowledge, Training and Skills
Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the requirements noted.
Ten years of directly related experience, including management responsibilities.