Are you a progressive manager with keen business acumen and a desire to lead a team of committed buyers and contract administrators to the next level of professional development? Do you have the proven experience to procure $400 million of supplies, equipment and related services? Do you want to work for a committed organization that provides exceptional services to the communities we serve? If so, we are looking for you! The County of San Mateo is seeking highly-qualified candidates for the position of County Procurement and Contracts Manager.
The Procurement and Contracts Manager (Manager) will direct the overall operations of the County's centralized purchasing division which is responsible for providing countywide procurement and contract services to ensure county departments obtain maximum value for each dollar spent and maintain compliance with all relevant County, State and Federal laws, ordinances and policies. To assist in these endeavors, the Manager will supervise a dedicated team of procurement professionals committed to exceptional customer service and fair, open, competitive, timely and ethical procurement practices. In addition, the Manager will oversee the final stages of implementing a new Contract Management System (CMS) and will manage and provide ongoing guidance, support and training for users. The County enters into more than 1,500 contracts annually.
The Ideal Manager:
Has at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing, at least two years of which involved direct management of staff engaged in procurement or contracting
Has demonstrated knowledge of and experience in government procurement and agreement administration
Is a strong administrator with skills and experience in planning, organizing, administering, reviewing and evaluating department procedures for procurement of services and related contracts, including budget development and management, and related administrative support activities
Has experience with relevant laws, regulations and policies that affect and/or regulate government procurement
Has experience implementing and managing a contracts management system and/or a procurement system
Is an effective communicator and relationship-builder who can successfully collaborate with multiple competing stakeholders, including customer departments, staff members, contractors and vendors
Is committed to maintaining a high standard of customer service
Is an effective change agent who can guide the team in adopting new systems or procedural changes
Has excellent communication, writing, proofreading and editing skills
Though not required, a designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPO) is strongly desired.
A typical way to qualify would be the possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field AND eight years of professional procurement experience, including contract administration and development of formal specifications, preferably in a local government setting. A minimum of three years of staff management experience is required.
Final Filing Deadline: June 25, 2018
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE
About County of San Mateo
Employment with San Mateo County offers a wealth of opportunities to serve your community while building a career. The County has a culture of innovation and has created a diverse workforce that is nationally celebrated for its collaborative approaches to providing essential services.
San Mateo County leadership commits to serving the public well and providing a competitive compensation program including a choice of retirement plans, flexible hours, childcare center, commute assistance, health and wellness programs and much, much more.
The County has been working on a Succession Planning Program, which includes many new and remarkable initiatives to prepare our workforce for the future. This is an exciting time and we in Human Resources look forward to continuing to partner with our department customers to position San Mateo County as employer of choice.
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