Procurement Manager

Procurement Camarillo, California


Another Source’s client California State University Channel Islands is recruiting a Manager, Procurement & Contract Services to join their team at their beautiful campus in Camarillo, CA.


Here’s a little about California State University Channel Islands and the position they are recruiting for:


Work here. Flourish here. CI is a great place to work. We’re not the only ones who think so. The Chronicle of Higher Education regularly names CI one of the best universities in the country to work for. Even more important: CI joins just 42 institutions named to The Chronicle’s Honor Roll.


Imagine a big family—one that’s warm, welcoming, smart and fun. That’s CI, a four-year, public university in Camarillo, California. Established in 2002, we’re the youngest of 23 campuses in the CSU family.


While our name suggests we’re surrounded by water, relax. You won’t need a ferry to get here. Camarillo is midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and just 25 miles from Malibu. CI’s nestled against the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains—and close to the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway.


Is This Job for Me?

Procurement & Contract Services (PCS) is responsible for managing all University and Auxiliary purchasing and contracting. PCS ensures compliance with state laws and CSU policy while pursuing the best value for the University in fulfilling its purchasing requirements. PCS personnel act as stewards of the University's financial resources by obtaining goods and services in an efficient and cost-effective manner and by limiting the University's exposure to liability through implementation of best practices and risk mitigation devices. Along with all other subunits of the Division of Business & Financial Affairs, it is the department's purpose to support and advance the University’s academic mission with a high level of integrity and financial responsibility.


What Are the Details?


Main Duties Responsibilities

  • Provides daily operational support, supervision and mentoring to staff including planning work, establishing work schedules, and reviewing and evaluation of personnel performance.
  • Monitor contract performance as assigned and be responsible for all phases of the procurement process, including contract and subcontract administration, the preparation of cost proposals, and procurement activities.
  • Represents the University in external meetings when required and ensures compliance with CSU policies and procedures.
  • Interfaces and represents the University while coordinating procurement/contracting matters with staff, suppliers, and service providers, the Chancellor's Office, other CSU campuses and the State of California.
  • Interprets and applies rules and regulations to ensure the integrity of the purchasing and contracting process in the procurement of goods and services by way of the Procurement Operations Manual, the Integrated California State University Administrative Manual (ICSUAM), California Education Code, and California Government Code including correspondence and/or recommendations from the CSU Chancellor's Office
  • Develop standard processes and expected levels of execution related to the development of functional and category strategic sourcing programs and will oversee the execution of vendor selection.
  • Requires analyzing market trends and benchmarks for the best practice and assists with specification development.
  • Responsible for strategic cost management requiring extensive cross-functional interface within the University and its auxiliaries and will furnish procurement analysis and cost data for planning, budgeting and other functional duties.
  • Responsible for sourcing of all commodities and services by developing market assessments, RFP, RFI and bid documents, bid strategy development, supplier negotiations, e-procurement, Procurement Card program, and contact development and implementation activities.
  • Provide the leadership, specialized procurement expertise and consulting services to support public works methodologies and practices
  • Other duties as assigned


What Will Make You Successful?

  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university; advanced degree preferred
  • Five years of related practical experience, of which at least three years must have involved direct responsibility for managing procurement and contract services.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of competitive bid administration and knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of contract law is required.
  • Ability to independently lead and perform all phases of procurement and contract services administration.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to establish cooperative working relations with all campus personnel and the ability to work effectively in a diverse and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Relevant work experience in a complex organization with the scope sufficient to manage the requirements of the position.
  • Ability to supervise, direct, train, set goals for staff and monitor progress toward established staff goals.
  • A professional designation such as Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), Certified Professional Property Manager (CPPM), Certified Professional Buyer (CPPB).



A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.



As a CSU employee, you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefit programs. We offer a comprehensive program of benefits that include health, dental, vision life, disability, long term care, personal insurance, savings bonds, tax sheltered annuities, a fee waiver program and many others miscellaneous benefits. You will also be enrolled in one of two retirement plans based on your CSU appointment. Our goal is to provide you with a robust selection of benefits to meet your personal needs with work and life.


California State University Channel Island is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.


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