The University of Wisconsin System is seeking a candidate to lead the UW System Procurement Office during a time of opportunity and change.  The Office of Procurement is supporting two strategic initiatives within the CORE project 1) to grow strategic sourcing and 2) streamline and automate the purchasing process which are part of the UW System’s Strategic Plan 2020 FWD.   The UW System is restructuring by integrating the UW Colleges and UW Extension with the four year comprehensive universities.  The restructuring project will impact procurement operations at the UW System and UW Institutions.  More on the restructuring project can be found here.

The Office of Procurement and Office of Risk Management are part of Administrative Services in UW System Administration.  The Office of Procurement and the UW Institution Purchasing Offices are responsible for purchasing approximately $500 million of goods and services annually.  The UW System is a public entity and buys goods and services within the State of Wisconsin’s purchasing policies and procedures framework.

The Office of Procurement includes an experienced staff that operate independently.  The Office specializes in enterprise information technology contracts, auxiliary contracts, gift and grant funded capital projects and enterprise service contracts.  The Office of Procurement works closely with all the UW Institution Purchasing offices to support the mission of the UW System. The ideal candidate will have experience in procurement, process transformation, change management and technology initiatives.  The Director will have responsibility for purchasing strategy, metrics, goals and policy.

More information about the Procurement Director 1 pdf can be found in the complete advertisement.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by Friday, January 12, 2017.

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