Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 11/1/2022

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.
Primary Purpose:
The Director of Procurement directs and oversees the procurement processes and activities of Uplift Education.  This person will be an integral team member responsible for developing and implementing purchasing procedures to procure necessary services/products for the Network.   They will ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, Board Policy, and administrative regulations and procedures.

  • Direct the purchase of supplies and equipment for the Network by competitive bids, competitive sealed proposals, requests for proposals, government catalog contract purchases, informal quotations, and negotiations following established network criteria, as well as state and federal purchasing rules
    • Prepare all bidding documents, including notice and instructions to bidders, specifications, and form of proposal
    • Obtain and study comparative prices and quotations, and make purchasing decisions based on information obtained
    • Approve all purchase orders and monitor all purchase requisitions to determine correctness of information, calculations, coding, etc.
  • Maintain vendor lists, develop bidder lists, and approve additions to these lists.  Build relationships with vendors to ensure quality customer service.
  • Review and own master service agreements and contracts with vendors.
  • Develop cost analysis reports for the Sr. Director of Procurement/Risk Manager, leadership team, and budget managers
  • Monitor and evaluate current procurement procedures, processes and guidelines and make recommendations for improvement.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Professional Development classes as needed may be required.

Experience Requirements:
3-5 years’ experience in Procurement responsibilities preferred.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Ability to read and analyze business documents.  Ability to create and present presentations to Sr. Leaders as needed.
  • Bilingual Skills:  Not required but preferred.
  • Technology:  Microsoft applications necessary and Frontline TEAMS preferred

Physical Demands:
Prolonged sitting; The environment requires close proximity to other employees, frequent interruptions, extended periods of time viewing a computer screen, and noise levels from moderate to high. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.
Work Environment:
Travel will be minimum. May be asked to visit or present at campus locations.
Starting Salary: $90,000

Application Procedure:
Apply online
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.  

Application Instructions

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