Executive Procurement Director

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Executive Procurement Director will serve as a proactive change agent and collaborate with University departments. This position has the responsibility to ensure that the procurement of good and services follow the appropriate state and federal guidelines. The candidate will be able to successfully perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories and work with University departments to ensure that consistent procurement practices are in line with the Virginia Procurement Act.   


The desired candidate will have considerable and comprehensive knowledge/experience regarding procurement functions and other programs such as travel licensing and facility leasing functions. Ensures compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order for SWaM vendors and activities. Ensures full compliance with state laws, University policies and administrative regulations regarding areas to include but not limited to procurement, travel, licensing and facility leasing. Manages contract administration to ensure contract compliance and timely renewal to avoid interruption of essential services. Provides timely responses to faculty, staff and administrators. Formulate, recommend and interpret administrative policies relating to the University’s procurement. Foster on a consistent basis, effective communications between deans, directors and administrators regarding program planning, project progress and resolution of transactions and service concerns relating to area of responsibility. Foster effective relationships with vendors and suppliers. Coordinate system enhancements with Technology Services to develop and implement interfaces to meet state reporting requirements. Increase the efficiency of the university’s procurement process. Document and communicate purchasing procedures. Develops and conducts training for University personnel on new procedures. Effectively manage procurement staff, communicate expectations clearly, and relates them to the goals and objectives of the department. College degree in an appropriate field.  Ten (10) years of procurement or related experience, preferably in government or higher education environment.  Preferred  

Preffered Qualifications: Master's Degree in Business or a related field or procurement certifications such as Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO).  

Virginia State University is an Executive Level Branch agency.  In accordance with Governor Ralph Northam’s mandate, by Article V, Sections 1 and 7 of the Constitution of Virginia, and by §2.2-103 of the Code of Virginia all Executive Branch Employees and state contractors who enter the workplace or who have public-facing work duties must disclose their vaccine status to the designated agency personnel.  Virginia State University requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless there is an approved medical or religious exemption.  Continued employment is contingent on compliance with the University’s COVID-19 guidelines.

How to Apply: 

Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted.  Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.  The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting.  The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.   


Position Number

Position Location
The Office of Finance

Salary Range
Commensurate with education and work experience