Job Description

The A.T. Still University department of Purchasing announces the opening of an Assistant Director at its Kirksville, MO campus. The Assistant Director of Purchasing reports directly to the Director of Purchasing and is responsible for:

  • Employing strategic visions, goals, and objectives to focus the organization on the highest value opportunities
  • Innovating and implementing continuous improvement opportunities in the procurement's processes, procedures, and systems
  • Evaluating and making recommendations to support the director with developing policies and procedures
  • Being the primary administrator for Ariett e-procurement system, which maintains and supports all aspects of software functions, keeps and ongoing knowledge of enhancements, and provides expertise and training.
  • Managing and executing purchases, within approved signature authority guidelines, in a centralized environment, including high dollar and highly complex purchases.
  • Developing and maintaining strong professional relationships with on-campus and off-campus departments, while working with these entities to improve university purchasing practices
  • Exercising discretionary judgement regarding special circumstances and resolving problems under established purchasing policies and guidelines
  • Managing daily services of the purchasing department and supervising all purchasing professional staff
  • Collaborating and supporting university expansion efforts
  • Performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned to ensure the success of the University's overall mission

Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a business related field
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible management and supervision
  • Strong computer skills are essential
  • Detail oriented, strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of procurement procedures and practices
  • Dynamics GP and Ariett/AvidExchange purchasing system experience preferred

*Qualified applicants must send a completed ATSU Employment Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to

Important Notes

Ability to push, pull, and lift 50 pounds. Ability to maintain a driver's license.

Application Instructions

A.T. Still University (ATSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault (e.g., non-consensual sexual contact/intercourse), stalking, harassment, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by ATSU. Any person with questions concerning ATSU’s nondiscrimination policies is directed to contact:
Missouri campus – Donna Brown, assistant vice president of human resources (660.626.2790;, 800 West Jefferson Street, Kirksville, MO 63501
Arizona campus – Tonya Fitch, director of human resources (480.219.6007;, 5850 East Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206

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