Ball State University welcomes applications for the Assistant Director of Procurement Operations and Logistics in Purchasing Services.
Purchasing Services is a department of Business and Auxiliary Services funded through the University General Fund. Purchasing Services includes 26 employees supporting and enhancing the Ball State University mission and the day-to-day student, employee, and guest experience by providing the following essential functions: University Procurement; University Procurement Cards; Public Works; Auxiliary Revenue Contracts; Central Stores, Receiving and Inventory Control; Moving, Storage and Excess, Equipment Loan; Central and Bulk Mail; Printing Services; Cardinal Copy Center, and University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Each year, Purchasing Services processes approximately 25 requests for proposals (RFP’s), 200 requests for quotes (RFQ’s), 20 public works projects, 32,000 requisitions, 31,000 purchase orders, 70,000 central stores inventory sales transactions, 825,000 pieces of outgoing mail, 450,000 pieces of incoming mail, 35,000 packages, 19,000 bulk shipments, 3,500 tables and chairs order requests, and an additional 250 events supply requests annually.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Develop and oversee implementation and maintenance of electronic systems in the Purchasing Services Office within Business Affairs; lead and direct special projects on behalf of the Director of Purchasing Services; coordinate and supervise technical assistance, analytical assistance, training and support for the existing purchasing systems; provide direct supervision to assigned personnel.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Three years of relevant professional experience; experience in research, analysis, special projects, and continuous improvement initiatives; experience working directly/closely with leadership; experience working in and managing a fast-paced and dynamic day-to-day office environment; supervisory experience.
Minimum Other: High level of initiative and attention to detail, with the ability to maintain flexibility in a rapidly evolving work environment; strong logistics/project management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple high-priority projects/tasks with competing priorities and deadlines; collaborative nature with the ability to work independently; strong interpersonal and communication skills, diplomacy, and commitment to professionalism; sound judgment and ability to interact with a diverse group of people; discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information and matters.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31984
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Roger Hassenzahl. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 20, 2022.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.