Business/Administrative Associate, Purchasing Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Specialist

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Job Description
Position Title 
Business/Administrative Associate, Purchasing Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Specialist (9399) 
Hiring Unit 
Job Description/Responsibilities 
The Purchasing Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Specialist will serve as the liaison between SIUE, the diverse, veteran, and small business community, external procurement agencies and other advocacy agencies. The selected candidate will lead the University’s efforts of compliance with and the development of the Central Management Services (CMS) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and other diversity metrics, goals, and initiatives with respect to procurement. The BEP Specialist will identify, educate, and assist current and new potentially qualified vendors in completing the reporting and compliance plans that are required by the Illinois Procurement Code and will work with the Director of Purchases to lead the conversation of continuous improvement in policies, procedures, and legislation of all related issues.  This position will also work with the CMS BEP staff to assist with recruitment, new certifications, and maintaining current certifications of businesses owned by minority, female, disabled, and veterans. 
Additionally, the Purchasing BEP Specialist will attend outreach events sponsored by Illinois’ State Universities and various agencies; host local outreach events, webinars and meetings; enhance and provide training programs for the campus community; and work to achieve internal metrics established for the above efforts. 
Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the department, university and program.  
Minimum Qualifications 
1.  Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a field related to the position. 
2.  Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level.* 3.  Three years of business, management, purchasing, or contracting experience in procurement focused on procurement diversity.* 
4.  Three years of experience conducting training and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.*      
*Years of experience may be concurrent
Preferred Qualifications 
-Master’s degree in business, public administration, finance, or marketing. 
-Knowledge of the Illinois Procurement Code.
-Knowledge of the Illinois Business Enterprise Act. 
-Knowledge of the Illinois Higher Education Procurement Rules. 
Residency Requirement
Illinois residency required within 180 calendar days of the start date for the designated position. 
FSLA Status 
$5,197.25 Monthly 
Application Process:
 This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date. 
Applicants must submit a completed Civil Service Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. If you do not possess any employment history, you must indicate this within the employment history section of the application. Your application should reflect all relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position.  While a resume may be submitted with the application, data for each employer must be listed on this application form. (The words “See Resume” may only be used as a substitute in the section entitled “Specific Duties Performed”.)  If the application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your application to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.  
If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational requirement, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.sucss.   Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application. 
 Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. NOTE: Some positions are represented by a union and may require union dues. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www. or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.
Application Deadline
 April 16, 2019
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