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Procurement Manager

Company: Renton Technical College
Location: Renton
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:


Do you enjoy being a key person in keeping an organization running smoothly by managing the procurement of a wide-variety of goods and services, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations? If so, this is a great opportunity to have direct impact on our staff and students. The Procurement Manager is a full time, overtime exempt position represented by Prof Tech Union which reports to the Budgets Reporting Financial Services Director. The Procurement Manager plans, coordinates, and performs the procurement of services, supplies, and materials for Renton Technical College (RTC). Responsibilities include assurance for compliance with Federal, State and college regulations, policies and procedures, vendor contracts, competitive solicitation and documentation, price and product trends, recordkeeping, and periodic reports. Priority consideration date for this position is Monday, November 14th. Thisposition will remain open until filled.

Renton Technical College, located southeast of Seattle, has provided quality education in a variety of occupations for over 75 years. Our professional-technical certificate and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology and automotive. Our outstanding college & career pathways program with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills. Career Education and apprenticeships degree's round out our offerings. As an Achieving the Dream and an Aspen Institute top 10 finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, serving those who chose to serve.

Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its faculty and staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions Include

* Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
* Support the college's mission by creating a learning and work environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking. Contribute to the appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.
* Under the general supervision of the Budget Reporting and Financial Services Director, this position is responsible for the procurement of all goods and services for RTC.
* Maintain procurement process for the college and develop and/or enhance current procedures to more efficiently align with the new operating system ctcLink. Communicate the processes and procedures to campus community and train staff on the execution of procurement related transactions.
* Work collaboratively with all departments and campus community to ensure college procurement needs are met for a wide array of products and /or services.
* Provide procurement trainings to individuals and groups.
* Review purchase requisitions for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with federal, state and college regulations, including federal and state grant compliance. Issue all purchase orders and expedite when requested.
* Exercise authority to independently determine appropriate course of action/procurement methodology, including but not limited to: competitive bids, sole source acquisitions, request for bid proposals or direct negotiations; originating and finalizing competitive solicitation documents for long-term agreements and/or one-time purchases; monitoring sustainability programs and developing strategies for improving sustainable practices.
* Create, review, and execute professional service agreements.
* Assist with the creation, review, and execution of MOU's, interagency agreements, and contracts.
* Assist departments with strategic sourcing for planned purchases (as time permits). *
* Manage entire competitive process, RFQ's, for purchases over the direct purchase threshold, as required by state policies.
* Work with personnel to develop, prepare, transmit, review, and monitor bidding for limited public works projects in compliance with RTC procedure.
* Maintain all purchase order documents, bid files, and computer databases.
* Issue, maintain and monitor use of college procurement, travel, and fleet fuel cards. Work with financial institutions to remedy fraudulent charges and other card issues.
* Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Demonstrated experience or participation in areas of diversity, equity and inclusion required; successful experience effectively working with persons from diverse backgrounds such as racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, and diverse physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to a culturally diverse environment.
* Associate degree in business or closely related field; extensive related experience may be substituted for college level course work.
* Two (2) years of full-time equivalent experience in purchasing for a mid to large sized business, governmental agency, or college/university.
* Demonstrated understanding of related regulations, rules, and legal issues.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment required.
* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically experience creating and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Previous success learning new computer software programs/platforms required.
* Technical writing skills for contracts and other procurement-related materials.
* Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
* Demonstrated attention to detail required as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks, and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
* Ability to represent the college in a positive and professional manner, while using tact, discretion and courtesy.


* Certification from NIGP, NAEP, or ISM preferred.
* Experience in the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges system preferred.
* Bachelor degree in business or closely related field preferred.
* PeopleSoft experience
* Ability to speak a regionally top spoken language other than English is preferred (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, Chinese).


Work hours for this position are 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Work is sedentary in nature and is performed in an office environment, which is adequately heated and ventilated. Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens in performing work assignments required. This position may be considered for a hybrid work arrangement combining remote and in-office work; such arrangement is contingent on the needs of the college and department. Terms of Employment

The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent to background checks, including employment and required degree/credential verification. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform successfully in the position. Finalists are required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080. Post offer, pre-employment criminal background checks are also required.

For questions regarding this position contact

Alex 425-235-2475

Chelsea Dillon cdillon@rtc.edu425-235-6579


EEO STATEMENT:Renton Technical College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veterans or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act and Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. The following college official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX / EEO Coordinator, Vice President of Human Resources 3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA 98056 (425)235-7873,

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