Manager, Commodities and Construction Buying, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Created 03/18/2023
Reference 619147
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Minneapolis
Salary $88,287.68 - $113,559.68 Annually
Position Description
As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose-serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

This position will manage any area in the procurement division from procurement of services and goods through payment of vendors. Oversees various procurement functions in the City.

Work Location
This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work with some days working remotely and some days working in the office.

This position currently works on-site only.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing work groups within the procurement division, including managing professional contracting, commodities, construction, central stores, and accounts payable functions.
  • Monitor and manage vendor programs.
  • Manage vendor related communications related to procurement.
  • Manage procurement, including training, supervising, assigning, guidance and follow up, and performance appraisals.
  • Conduct training sessions for City department staff in procurement procedures, needs analysis and contract compliance.
  • Conduct meetings with the customer department staff, providing guidance regarding procurement procedures.
  • Evaluate the needs of departments and assign support where needed.
  • Analyze purchases made by City departments and identify process improvements for better use of City resources.
  • Represent the city when researching product and service availability from various vendors.
  • Evaluate vendor performance based on prices, deliveries and information received from user departments relative to product acceptability and vendor services.
  • Perform necessary purchasing for the acquisition of goods, commodities, or services.
  • Coordinate procurement procedures among departments and divisions.
  • Compile department and division requests for similar products and services.
  • Serve as liaison between the Procurement Division and other City departments and divisions.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • Resolve complaints from users, vendors, and the public.
  • Provide input for the maintenance of vendor data.
  • Prepare regular reports to analyze performance within assigned groups.
  • Identify and participate in vendor engagement activities as required.
  • May perform final review of bid specifications, bid submittals, and related requests to the council.
  • May coordinate the formal and informal bid process for procuring goods, commodities, or services.

: Indoor office setting
Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Business or a related field

Minimum Experience
Five years of experience in public buying functions, including supervisory experience

Licenses/Certifications (if in the buying fields)
Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO)

An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

Selection Process
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Background Check
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Union Representation
This position is non-represented (CNR) .

Eligible List Statement
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire three months after it has been established.

Interview Selection
The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate’s education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience in buying for construction activities is preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of procurement.
  • Buying experience in a public entity.
  • Supervisory experience and knowledge of modern supervisory techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to work team environment.
  • Ability to gather and guide customers and vendors through the purchasing process.
  • Innovations.
  • Leadership skills, and strong communications skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge and to make quick decisions when warranted.

Benefits Summary
Our employees enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive benefits program that supports employees' health and financial well-being.
Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on position, average hours worked, location and length of service. For detailed benefits information, pleasevisit the benefits page .

New 12 weeks of paid Parental Leave.
City employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in the event of a birth or placement for adoption of a child.

Health insurance
Eligibility for benefits begins the first of the month following employment date. The City of Minneapolis offers eligible employees one plan design with a choice of six provider networks, allowing you to select the best option for you. Available plans include Medica Choice Passport, Medica Elect, VantagePlus with Medica, Park Nicollet First with Medica, Ridgeview Community Network powered by Medica, and Clear Value with Medica.

Dental insurance
The City of Minneapolis offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Minnesota and pays 100% of the monthly premium for eligible employees.

Paid time off
Our generous leave package includes vacation, holidays and paid sick leave, which gives employees the opportunity to enhance their quality of life outside work. Amounts and accrual rates are based on years of experience and collective bargaining agreements .

City employees earn a pension and may choose to participate in additional retirement savings programs.
  • Pension: The City of Minneapolis participates in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). Employees and the City both contribute a percentage of your pay to fund future benefits.
  • Deferred compensation : Employees may choose to participate in pre-tax or after-tax savings plans through the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).
Eligible City employees may choose to participate in the following transportation programs:
  • Metropass: The Metropass program allows eligible employees to enroll in a pass for unlimited bus or light rail rides at a discounted price.
  • Parking or Van Pool: The City of Minneapolis Transportation Benefits Plan gives you options to pay certain commuting costs--such as qualified parking and van pool expenses--with pre-tax dollars
Learning and development
To engage and develop employees, the City of Minneapolis offers classes in leadership, cultural agility, change management and more. Additionally, educational discounts at Augsburg University, Hamline University and St. Mary's University of Minnesota are available to City employees.

Other perks
Employees can also take advantage of optional life insurance, flexible spending accounts, the Employee Assistance Program , technology discounts and more.

Closing Date/Time: 3/28/2023 11:59 PM Central

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