Director, Purchasing, Job Code 745WPU


Posting Date: July 3, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Administration, the Director, Purchasing leads and executes the campus strategic sourcing plan and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Purchasing Department.  The Director establishes departmental goals, standards, and benchmarks while developing policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal procurement regulations and university policies.  The successful candidate promotes professionalism, productivity, transparency, cost-effective solutions and leverages technology as well as procurement best practices in the delivery of services, contracts and goods needed to support the University’s educational mission.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.  MBA or other relevant advanced degree preferred.  Must possess seven (7) years of relevant professional experience, two (2) of which shall have included supervisory experience.  Selected candidate must possess strong critical thinking, analytical, leadership and management skills.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential in addition to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  Preferred qualifications include experience in higher education and/or New Jersey public sector, knowledge of Ellucian Banner, and relevant nationally recognized professional purchasing certification.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning.  The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations.  The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, accompanied by a current resume and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references via email to Ms. Mable Yau at: capitalplanning@wpunj.edu, or mail to William Paterson University, 358 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470.  Electronic submissions are preferred.  Applicants must reference the Job Code in the letter of application.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For additional information about the University, please visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.