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CUNY Purchasing Manager (Univ Finance Manager) - *Multiple Positions* in New York, New York

Job Title: Purchasing Manager (Univ Finance Manager) - Multiple Positions

Job ID: 22581

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Multiple Positions

Based upon the general duties mentioned below, reporting to the Deputy Director of Procurement, the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for coordinating all assigned aspects of the procurement process for specific accounts.

  • Participates in strategic planning and re-engineering efforts; evaluates outcomes and makes recommendations regarding resources;

  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders -- at various organizational levels – including, but not limited to; program, legal, finance/budget, computer information services, vendor integrity, colleges, oversight agencies, and vendors, to achieve a superior, seamless support service function that results in timely and effective awards to responsive and responsible vendors;

  • Review and determine the appropriate method of procurement, establish procurement plans and schedules in accordance with best procurement practices, policies and procedures and applicable law and regulations;

  • Prepare, analyze and oversee evaluation and award processes of Invitations For Bids (IFBs) Request for Proposals (RFPs), including participation in negotiations for contracts and other forms of solicitation;

  • Manage informal and formal solicitation processes, which can include, but not be limited to advertisements, Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for proposals (RFP) and conducts public bid openings;

  • Develops and implements project-based procurement solicitations, contracts and task order documents with stake holders and legal and forwards to prospective bidders/proposers, which will also include the tasks of encumbering contracts and the creation of purchase orders;

  • Reviews and edits reports;

  • Participates in the development of internal policies and tools necessary to implement strategic sourcing initiatives in the e-Procurement environment;

  • May supervise and/or train employees; and

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.

The ideal candidate will have the following preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a business discipline;

  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures and reporting principles;

  • Detailed originated and accurate with strong numerical analysis, evaluation and research skills;

  • Strong writing, verbal, interpersonal communications and presentation skills to work effectively with diverse stakeholders of various organizational levels;

  • Work productively as an individual contributor and collaboratively as a team member and supervisor in a time-sensitive and customer responsive office;

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to establish plans, manager a large and varied workload of assignments with conflicting priorities, follow-up and complete work by set deadlines; and

  • Proficiency using computers and standard office, financial and relational database applications and systems, especially the MS suite of products.


Assists in managing the University's financial operations, including accounting, reporting, analysis, and compliance activities.

  • Advises University and College managers on funding appropriateness and proposes fiscal solutions to resolve academic and/or administrative issues

  • Participates in developing University-wide budgeting policies and procedures; interprets and ensures compliance with University, State, and City policies, guidelines, rules and regulations

  • Participates in strategic planning and re-engineering efforts; evaluates outcomes and makes recommendations regarding resources

  • Develops and recommends fiscal policies and controls

  • Prepares and manages the production of financial, statistical, and analytical reports

  • Collaborates with government agencies, auditors, and others as needed

  • May negotiate contracts

  • May hire, supervise and train finance and/or clerical staff, and manage related administrative functions

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

City of New York employees, and employees of Participating Employers, hired on or after July 1, 2019, and their eligible dependents, will only be eligible to enroll in the Emblem Health HIP HMO Preferred Plan, and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment. After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365 day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting an Opt-Out Request Form to Emblem Health. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by Emblem Health before the exemption is granted. The Opt-Out Request Form is available on the Emblem Health website.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:


Open until closed, review of resumes will begin on July 28, 2021.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.