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Procurement Manager

Date: Mar 1, 2018, 12:14 PM
Title: Procurement Manager
Agency: City of Olathe, KS
Address: Olathe, ks
Salary Range: $57900 To $74230

Job Description

At the City of Olathe, Kansas we are "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service" and we have the results and the awards to prove it! The City of Olathe is a consistent leader in national public sector customer service results and recognized by 24/7 Wall St. as one of "America's Best Cities to Live". The City's selection to Bloomberg Philanthropies' "What Works Cities" initiative place our organization in an elite category for local government. The City of Olathe's Resource Management Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing and supervising the operations the City's centralized procurement and purchasing card program. Performs duties involved in the procurement and contracting for materials, supplies, services, and equipment for City departments and operations; facilitate purchasing projects; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities •Manage work with various City departments and divisions in developing solicitations through Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI); Invitations for Bids (IFB), and Requests for Quotations (RFQ). This includes determining proper procurement methods and recommending alternative procurement methods if appropriate. •Assist City departments and divisions in developing detailed evaluation criteria during a formal solicitation including qualitative appraisal, mathematical formula and weighting of criteria based on the scope of work and departmental needs. Provide assistance to evaluation committee on technical, procurement, and procedural matters. •Develop new opportunities for competitive purchasing and cost savings by studying price trends and market conditions. •Recommend contract award and prepare award recommendation documents for City Council meetings. Upon City Council approval, execute and distribute contracts to the vendor and City Department. •Oversee the disposal of City surplus, salvage and obsolete equipment. •Administer the City's purchasing card program. •Develop and implement goals, objectives, and policies for programs related to procurement. Ensure compliance with City procurement regulations, policies and procedures. •Coach, lead, motivate, develop and evaluate assigned personnel. •Other duties as assigned. Experience & Education Experience: 5 – 7 years of experience in purchasing, including 2 years supervisory responsibility. Education: Bachelors Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or related field. Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) certificate issued by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

Application Process: Applications may be filed online at:

Contact Name: Amy Tharnish
Contact Phone: 913-971-8774
Contact Email:
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2018, 08:00 AM

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