Date of Issue:
November 05, 2015

Title:
Director of Purchasing
Drew University

Background:

Drew University is a nationally ranked liberal arts college by USN&WR .   President, MaryAnn Baenninger, in her second year as president of Drew University, has mandated a review of how things are currently done at Drew with an aim to making them as efficient and effective as possible in support of faculty, students and other key constituents of the university.  Drew has about 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled; the annual operating budget is approximately $86 million.   Located in beautiful and historic Madison, NJ, the Drew University campus is less than 1 hour from New York City in the heart of Northern New Jersey.

 

The new Director of Purchasing will be challenged to implement new policies and procedures to help control costs, add transparency oversight to the purchasing process, improve the speed of delivery of goods and increase overall satisfaction with the purchasing and procurement system for the university.   


Position:

 This is an excellent career development opportunity for an experienced purchasing and procurement professional.  The CFO and Controller of Drew University are looking forward to hiring a Director of Purchasing who can lead the way toward full implementation of best practiceoperations for the university’s purchasing and procurement program.  The new Director of Purchasing will have the assistance of experienced staff to support the current purchasing and procurement module running under the University ERP system, Ellucian BANNER.   A proven professional with about 5-8 years of progressive experience working in an academic and/or corporate purchasing department is being sought.