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Director of Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia, one of the nation’s leading public institutions, seeks a highly collaborative and innovative Director of Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services to oversee a comprehensive strategic sourcing and supplier management program aimed at driving cost savings and strategically leveraging the university-wide spend. The next Director will join the University during a transformative period marked by a new leadership team, unprecedented growth, and strong financial footing.

From its inception, the UVA has been motivated by a grand ambition to develop citizen leaders in all fields of endeavor and to contribute to the common good in solving the most challenging issues of our time, in service of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. With its strong financial foundation, inspirational leadership, and appealing location in an increasingly prosperous part of the country, UVA offers an envious array of strategic possibilities.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Financial Operations and Controller, the Director of Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services will provide strategic oversight to the University’s Office of Procurement Services and Supplier Diversity (PSDS), which is supported by 35 staff and $350M in annual expenditures. Supporting the University’s mission by purchasing quality goods and services, promoting supply chain diversification, and exercising proper financial stewardship, the Director will enhance services, develop best practices, and provide excellent customer service. In addition, the Director will be tasked with pursuing cost savings and identify new procurement sources and strategies with an emphasis on developing relationships with small, minority, and women-owned vendors.

The Director will be tasked with streamlining processes, modernizing systems, and ensuring compliance with the support of a high-performing team that strives for operational excellence. The successful candidate will possess broad technical expertise and applicable management experience coupled with a collegial style that engenders trust and fosters collaboration. Relevant procurement experience in a large, diverse, and decentralized organization is required.

Jane McMahon is leading this search with Tiffany Weber.

The University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2018), and other applicable statutes and University policies. 

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