Job Information

University of Utah Purchasing Card Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/27/2023

Requisition Number PRN34355B

Job Title Manager, Program(s)

Working Title Purchasing Card Manager

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8am-5pm, hybrid work

This position has the ability to telework remotely for a portion of each week. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus Telecommuting Agreement while working remotely.

VP Area President

Department 00366 - Purchasing - Campus

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $75,000 - $84,000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The PCard team touches the lives of everyone in the state, especially here on campus: from facilities construction to laptops, health services to libraries, and all the awesome on-campus events. By working as the PCard manager in Financial Services at the U, not only will you be able to help the university meet its goals, but you will also impact the university and our community for years to come.

The PCard program manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to administrative functions of the purchasing card program. You will be the face for the program and need to demonstrate excellent, including internal and external customer service. In this position you put the brakes on fraud by managing an audit team to ensure cardholders comply with expectations, so any experience with auditing or fraud detection is a plus. We are currently reviewing software solutions, so we may change lanes, and you would have the opportunity to signal these changes and help the university merge onto the best road.

Why should you join the University of Utah? The University of Utah is not only the flagship higher education institution in the state, but it is one of the largest employers as well. This means there are incredible opportunities when you work for the university. Here in Financial Services, we value employees. We provide great work-life balance and incredible professional development opportunities. If you are interested in pursuing a degree, you can receive reduced tuition for you and your immediate family! We have an internal certificate program and work with national organizations on courses and certifications.

Our team enjoys working together as we accomplish amazing things. Some of our guiding principles include teamwork (we help and support one another and the campus) and we find a legal way to say yes (you can get creative in solving new challenges).

Come see how you can leave your mark on the state!

Some of the amazing benefits you’ll receive and have access to working for the university include:

  • Opportunity to work at a prestigious medical research-oriented campus
  • Incredibly beautiful campus, an urban forest that is a dedicated State Arboretum
  • Tuition reduction after 6 months of employment with options for children and spouses
  • In house certification programs
  • Hybrid work schedules that include work from home
  • Generous paternity and maternity leave
  • Generous birth and adoption coverage
  • Access to gym for nominal fee
  • Free entrance to Red Butte Gardens and Natural History Museum
  • Ability to contribute to retirement accounts
  • 14.2% retirement contribution starting on day one
  • Discounts with some local companies
  • Charming co-workers
  • Outstanding Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA )
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Day Care)
  • Health Care Plan (Medical and Dental Coverage)
  • RedMed Employee Health Clinic
  • WellU Wellness Program
  • U Be Well
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Disability Insurance (Short Term and Long Term)
  • Life Insurance
  • Travel Assistance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans
  • Retiree Benefits
  • Holiday Calendar
  • Home and Auto Insurance Programs
  • Hyatt Legal Plan
  • Paid Leave Time
  • Tuition Reduction
  • Utah Education Savings Plan (my529)


  1. Accountable for purchasing card staff, overseeing the audit function, and approving various purchasing card processes and requests.
  2. Acts as a liaison between campus departments and off-campus companies in which the purchasing card program interacts.
  3. Oversees purchasing card program operations and audit functions.
  4. Provides knowledge and expertise for purchasing card policies and guidelines to purchasing card staff.
  5. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships with administration, UIT services, credit card provider (JP Morgan), and all campus departments utilizing the purchasing card.
  6. Creates reports regarding purchasing card statistics for administration and various requestors.
  7. Interacts with all levels of university personnel.
  8. Reviews audit letters sent to departments. Provides feedback to auditors regarding letters and purchasing card policies.
  9. Conducts hiring processes and regularly provides feedback to purchasing card staff regarding performance.
  10. Promotes purchasing card use around campus for appropriate transactions.
  11. Approves all applications, updates forms and exemption requests.
  12. Oversees purchasing card training content and assists with trainings and audits.

Problem Solving

Applies university and purchasing card policies, rules, guidelines, and directives to address and resolve problems and issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Knowledge of procurement card industry

Procurement card program management experience

Training and presentation experience

Background knowledge in public procurement

Certified Purchasing Card Professional ( CPCP ) Certification or equivalent

Audit or data analysis experience

Strong written and verbal communication

Customer service experience

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.