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19-13  Purchasing Manager


Deadline: 01/01/1900

Position Summary: Cheyney University of Pennsylvania invites applicants for the position of Purchasing Manager responsible for the overall management of the central purchasing unit. This position is responsible for the preparation and review of procurement documents and processes necessary to successfully and compliantly bid and award purchase orders and contracts for commodities, equipment and non-construction services. The Purchasing Manager also serves as the primary liaison for the SAP Financial System and provides training for campus constituencies related to e-requisitioning.


• Assists the Controller in the supervision of purchasing, accounts payables, and other various business office functions.
• Leads, directs, coordinates, and manages all procurement activity on behalf of the faculty, staff and administrators of Cheyney University.
• Prepares and/or reviews and administers contracts prepared by others within prescribed legal, regulatory and other standards, policies, and procedures.
• Approves the account codes for all Agency Purchase Requests submitted with the exception of those related to restricted funds.
• Supervises/implements the procurement process of, preparation and processing, scheduling and buying calendars; selecting proper contract forms, service agreement forms, or purchase order, etc., assembling bid packages and accepting requests for transmitting bid packages and addendums to bidders, bidder exchanges and others, participating in pre-bid conferences, receipt of bids or professional service proposals, bid evaluation/coordination and/or negotiations.
• Trains campus constituencies and coordinate approval and purchasing processes interpretations, implementation and application of procurement policies and procedures. This includes Federal, State and Local regulations and policies. Plans directs and controls the daily operation of the Purchasing Department.
• Directs implementation of policies and procedures and recommends changes.
• Evaluates performance of software systems and overall effectiveness of department.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Controller.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
• Five years of experience with progressive responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Supervisory experience.
• Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, SAP finance, SCT Power Campus Software.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

Instructions for Applying: Applicants must complete an online application and upload a resume and cover letter. All applications must be submitted through the online application system. Mailed, emailed or fax application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.