DATE: March 27, 2024

TITLE: Director of Procurement and Business Operations

CAMPUS: College



RANK: Exempt


Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. It is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, enrolling more than 21,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood, and Riverhead, as well as a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center in Riverhead.


Suffolk County Community College is seeking a dynamic Director of Procurement and Business Operations to be a part of a talented team. Reporting to the Vice President for Business and Financial Services.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • The Director of Procurement and Business Operations will plan, direct, manage, and supervise a wide variety of procurement and administrative activities related to the purchasing and contracting of materials, equipment, and services on a competitive basis for the College.
  • Recommends and establishes procurement guidelines, procedures, and policies, consistent with state and municipal laws and regulations, as well as institutional mission/needs and industry standards. Communicates procurement and related policies and procedures to the College community and provides/facilitates training(s) and or education to staff regarding same.
  • Supervises the development of “requests for proposals” ensuring the highest level of business ethics for all College activities, including facilities maintenance, repairs and capital construction.
  • Reviews and identifies opportunities for process improvements, standardization, utilization, other expense reduction or avoidance opportunities, improving customer satisfaction and the total value proposition of strategic sourcing.
  • Manages long-range purchase planning and needs analysis to simplify and standardize services and commodities and reduce fiscal year procurement costs.
  • Assures, relative to purchases for the College, that the vendors are providing their best ability, best availability, best lead time, and best pricing relative to the materials and/or services purchased from them.
  • Responsible for the management of the College's eProcurement system.  Serves as the contact point with the software vendor and is responsible for coordaining updates and implementation of new software functionality including testing and providing training for College personnel.
  • Prepares purchasing reports, and provides analyses of trends.
  • Oversees changes in contractual services, including auxiliaries and concession services.
  • Administers a College-wide inventory control system, to ensure proper recording and maintenance of College assets.
  • Supervises and directs Central Receiving, warehouse operations, College-wide mail distribution and print shop.
  • Exhibits fiscal responsibility and accountability in the management of budgets of assigned areas. Maintains and oversees budget planning, revisions, and reports of assigned areas. Analyzes activities in areas of supervision to promote efficiency and cost reductions.
  • Serves on committees as appointed and participates in institutional management, advancement, and planning as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs.



Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in business operations, preferably in government or public higher education. 



Master’s Degree.

Certified Professional Public Buyer (CCPB), or Certified Professional Purchasing Officer (CPPO) certification.


Director of Procurement and Business Operations is an exempt position; compensation will be based on the College's exempt salary and benefit plan. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision, vacation days, deferred compensation and a defined benefit plan.


The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

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