Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing, El Paso, Texas

Created 01/15/2022
Reference 489331
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City El Paso
Salary $103,025.36 - $181,324.63 Annually

MOS Code: None

The City of El Paso, Texas is conducting a national search for the position of Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced, innovative procurement expert with a proven and verifiable track record with complex projects and smart city initiatives. This position is a key member of the City's leadership team, and typical duties include guiding and supporting the procurement strategy for centralized purchasing activities for the City. Successful candidates must have a proven track record of building teams and implementing best practices. The Department has a 2022 adopted budget of approximately $1.7 million and a very capable staff of twenty-nine authorized full-time positions. If you are looking for an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in one of the best run and progressive Cities in the United States while enjoying an exceptional quality of life, the City of El Paso is the place for you!

Education and Experience : A Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or related field, and six (6) years of professional materials management, purchasing or procurement experience, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Licenses and Certificates: Valid Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council within one (1) year following appointment.

General Purpose

Under administrative direction, as division head, plan, implement and direct the purchasing and procurement activities of the city-wide of El Paso.

Typical Duties

Plan, coordinate and manage the centralized purchasing activities of the City. Involves: Direct, perform or develop policies and procedures for professional work that involves procurement of supplies, services, construction or research and development using formal bid negotiation procedures. Oversee and participate in the evaluation of contract price proposals. Direct the bidding section. Manage and participate in the administration, termination and close out of contracts. Review complex cost estimates or analyses.

Plan, design, implement and review division short- and long-term goals and priorities. Involves: Develop and manage annual division budget. Monitor and approve expenditures. Collect and analyze data. Prepare a variety of reports regarding division activities, accomplishments and goals. Implement and enforce state policies and procedures. Design, establish and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives.

Supervise assigned personnel. Involves: Supervise directly and through subordinate supervisors. Appraise employee performance and review evaluations by subordinate supervisors. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants and recommend hire, terminate, transfer, discipline and assign merit pay or other employee status changes.

Represent the department in a professional manner. Involves: Meet with City Administration and other officials to gain approval of high dollar expenditures. Interact with a variety of governmental agencies, suppliers, construction consultants, and others to provide and gather accurate information. Work with other city department heads, city attorneys, engineering and other departments to provide assistance or gather information.

General Information

How to Apply

The first review of resumes will take place on Monday, February 28, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process for optimal consideration. Resumes will be reviewed and evaluated throughout the recruitment process.

To be considered, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and six professional references via email to . This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.

Ralph Andersen & Associates will conduct the initial evaluation of submitted materials to determine the best overall match with the established criteria as outlined in this recruitment profile.

Final candidates will be required to sign a release form to authorize preliminary reference calls and verifications to be conducted. Employment history, degrees obtained, and other certifications/accomplishments will also be verified.

The established salary range for the Director of Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing is $103,025.36 to $181,324.63 per year including an excellent benefits package. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please call Mr. Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Confidential inquiries are welcome.

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To view the complete advertisement for this position, visit the Ralph Anderson website by clicking here .
This recruitment will incorporate existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. Information presented to the City of El Paso for consideration may be made available to the public, in accordance with public disclosure/open records laws.
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