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Chesterfield County invites applications for the position of:
DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT
An Equal Opportunity EmployerCommitted to Workforce Diversity
OPENING DATE: 2/12/2021
CLOSING DATE: 3/12/2021 11:59 PM
The Director of Procurement leads the operations of the Procurement Department which provides procurement services and guidance for mission critical goods, services and construction for the County and Schools division. The Procurement Department employs 20 employees and the director manages a budget of over $1.8 million. The Director of Procurement will oversee the department by working with County departments and Schools division staff in the development of specifications, administering contracts, and striving to ensure that all procurement activity is accomplished in an ethical, legal, efficient, effective and competitive manner. The director has responsibility for awarding and signing contracts under the delegation of the County Administrator and Superintendent of Schools. The department's priorities, in alignment with the county strategic goals, include promoting cost savings/avoidance through effective strategic sourcing and competitive procurement practices, initiating outreach programs that explain the process and opportunities to do business with the County and Schools division, and providing mission critical goods and services for all County departments and the Schools division in a timely and cost effective manner so the County and Schools division can meet their mission in supporting the citizens of Chesterfield County. The Director of Procurement reports to the Deputy County Administrator for Finance and Administration.
Professional Skills and Management Style
Strong management and effective leadership; ability to deliver high quality services in an efficient manner; ability to partner and collaborate with multiple groups in developing solutions to meet the needs of the county; excellent analytical skills yet creative, with a strong focus on innovation in government or in a complex organization; skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities and problem-solving; strong commitment to the overall success of the organization; think independently and possess a "big picture" vision and strategic perspective; fully embrace the county's mission and values; effectively manage change by working with all levels of County government and Schools division; self-starter, hardworking, with a results-driven approach to management.
Performance and Expectations
Ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and administer the procurement services and initiatives of the Procurement Department; effectively report on procurement activities to senior management; participate in legislative and other professional and innovative efforts to enhance the procurement functions; foster cooperative working relationships with department staff, vendors/prospective vendors and members of the business community; develop and maintain effective record-keeping systems and procedures to ensure transparency; organize resources, establish priorities, and problem-solve; maintain continuity of information systems and technologies necessary to carry out the work of the department and for the benefit of users to include internal staff and providers of goods and services; supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Business Specific Skills
Ability to successfully manage work activities and processes in accordance with established guidelines to include the Virginia Public Procurement Act, federal regulations when appropriate based on the use of federal funds, local ordinances and administrative policies. The director shall maintain transparency of all procurement operations and individual procurement actions to promote confidence in the government acquisition process. The director shall review specifications and terms and conditions in solicitations to ensure open competition and compliance with laws and regulations and execute resulting contracts. The director shall be skilled in successfully managing and understanding complex financial information, a strong working knowledge of market conditions for a wide variety of industries and fiscal management principles and procedures.
Human Resource Leadership
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate the county's goals to department staff. Must be able to inspire and motivate employees and demonstrate fairness in dealing with staff. Must have demonstrated a commitment to teambuilding, equal employment opportunity, diversity and upward mobility of staff.
Customer Service/Community Relations
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen to and communicate with vendors, auditors, media and public; ability to partner and collaborate with local, state and federal entities; ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with County departments and School division staff, the business community, and a wide array of vendors; ability to effectively work closely with County Administration and Schools division to keep them informed on a regular and timely basis of important issues.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field (master's degree preferred); ten years of progressively responsible procurement experience in the public sector, including eight years of supervisory experience in a senior management capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) is desired.
Ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills and proven experience in working in a multifaceted and diverse organization with related responsibilities for multiple functional operations and support services.
Good driving record, pre-employment drug test and extensive background check required.
Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Chesterfield County application, cover letter and resume are required and must be submitted online by deadline.
Visit https://www.chesterfield.gov/careers to view instructions and to apply.
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity