Procurement Director

February 15, 2023

Job Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Director of Organizational Services, this position plans, coordinates, and procures all goods and services for SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) and ensures that all procurements are made within the guidelines of the State Consolidated Procurement Code. Works with SC Housing personnel to properly procure items necessary to support our federal and state housing programs. Mentors, provides guidance and relevant procurement training to agency staff while developing, coaching and teaching internal team members. Manages not only the procurement team but also the facility team to include overseeing the management of state vehicles and the coordination of internal building maintenance and renovations. Develops and institutes facility safety and emergency procedures protocols. Provides input into interdepartmental global safety measures to ensure the well-being of staff. Coordinates and works with the State Fiscal Accountability Authority (SFAA) Department of Procurement Services (DPS) for projects over the Agency Procurement Authority. Coordinates and is responsible for the preparation and submission of all reports as required by DPS and other regulatory entities. Oversees the negotiation process, implementation, and status of agency contracts for goods, services, and facilities. Manages the Agency Procurement Card Program. Utilizes industry project management systems/tools to manage multiple timelines, tasks, and projects. Directs and implements SCEIS Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) procedures related to the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) module.

Additional Requirements
CPPB, CPPO, or NIGP-CPP certification required.

Knowledge of principles, practices and terminology of procurement. Knowledge of procurement management and contract management. Ability to manage and grows staff by fostering a positive work environment that promotes efficiency and continuous effective communications. Good analytical, interpersonal, research, and communications/presentation skills both verbally and in writing. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Excellent organizational skills including time management and detailed work. Must be able to think abstractly, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as negotiation, problem-solving, organizational and quantitative skills. Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations. Maintains familiarity with industry trends and improvements. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be able to interpret and analyze, evaluate and summarize complex procurements. Must be able to identify and analyze factors related to awarding contracts. Must have valid SC Driver’s license.

Must be able to lift and carry files, books and reports weighing up to 30 lbs. Must be able to perform filing, desk work and operate general office equipment. Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged or intermittent periods of time with limited scheduled breaks. Employee must be able to perform these tasks with or without reasonable accommodations. SC Housing is committed to a diverse workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, including pregnancy & childbirth (or related medical conditions), age, or disability.

Minimum and Additional Requirements
Agency Minimum Qualifications*:

A bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting, Finance or a related field and at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible full-time purchasing experience or any equivalent combination of education and full-time experience; and five (5) years of full-time management experience.

*Candidates must specifically meet the Agency Minimum Requirements or an equivalent combination of education and experience to be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications
2 years of experience with SCEIS and/or SAP “enterprise based” reporting systems preferred.

Additional Comments

What makes SC Housing Different?
We are a state governmental agency but one unlike you’ve encountered before. We operate much more like a private sector business. We are a completely self-sustaining operation that offers rental and homeownership products and services and we face many of the same regulatory, market, and financial hurdles of private sector financial institutions. Our clear advantage to employees is that we offer challenging, and meaningful work but with an appropriate work-life, home-life balance as well as excellent state government benefits. Now we’re looking to reinforce our team with a person who is energetic, brilliant, and talented.

Our Benefits Package:
The South Carolina State Housing Finance & Development Authority offers an exceptional benefits package that includes:

Telecommuting Options
Accrued Paid Time Off (15 days annual/vacation leave per year and 15 days sick leave per year)
13 paid holidays
Health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance for employee, spouse, and children
PEBA Perks
Free Telehealth Visits for State Health Plan members
Free Health Programs (Rally, Naturally Slim, and Health Coaching for behavioral health, chronic conditions, healthier lifestyles, and maternity)
State Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation Programs
401k and 457 plans
MoneyPlus (tax-favored accounts program)
Employee Assistance Program
Adoption Assistance Program
Employee Discount Programs
Casual Fridays
Tuition Assistance Program (after 6 months of employment)
And much, much more!

Location, Location, Location:

The Palmetto State offers something for everyone. Located in the Midlands, Columbia is both the state capital and South Carolina’s second-largest city. It is just a short commute to the state’s beautiful beaches and gorgeous mountains. Sunny summers and mild winters allow residents to experience the outdoors year-round, a plus considering that Lake Murray is just minutes away. Great universities and colleges, minimal commute times and friendly people make South Carolina the ideal place to build your future.

Intrigued? Apply now!