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Purchasing Agent

Date: Jan 16, 2018, 10:23 AM
Title: Purchasing Agent
Agency: City of Norfolk
Address: Norfolk, va
Salary Range: $72930 To $118606

Job Description

Manages the City's central procurement organization by receiving departmental requests, making assignments to appropriate staff member, reviewing work products, providing policy and procedural guidance as needed, administering personnel policies, reviewing documents, preparing reports, and coordinating participation. Ensure procurement of all goods and services and professional services in accordance with City, state and federal procurement laws, policies and procedures, good business practices and ethical standards. Develops, implements, sets and interprets procurement policies by monitoring state legislation for potential impacts to the City's procurement law, directing all procurement activities to staff, ensuring consistent application of procurement principles, and reviewing state procurement regulations. Directs all procurement activities to appropriate staff. Responsible for procuring or supervising the procurement of all goods and services and professional services needed by the City. Develop and implement internal policies and procedures in order to discharge the Division's responsibilities through better use of its resources, to ensure internal and external customers are served, and best value is received from expenditure of taxpayer dollars. Act as a liaison between City agencies, legal and vendors in order to develop a better understanding of the administration of the Purchasing Division; coordinate cooperative purchasing with other local municipalities and offers assistance in sharing specifications; liaison with the City Attorney's office on all of the Division's procurement activities and when legal issues arise. Write detailed specifications for request for proposals and complex bids and evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts; assure maximum competition is sought on all of the Division's procurement activities; approve all letters for rejection of low bidders who are deemed non-responsive. Coordinate the dispersal of surplus by either reallocating to City agencies or sale by sealed bid or public auction. Provide information and appropriate reports to upper management regarding procurement policies, procedures, laws, market conditions and issues of importance as required. Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on the current workloads and department needs. Represents the City by participating as a member on numerous teams and committees.

Job Requirements

Must have a Bachelor's degree in business, the equivalent, or a related field that equips one with the necessary knowledge to meet the essential functions required of the Purchasing Agent. Eight (8) years in procurement or fields providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the essential functions required of the Purchasing Agent and two (2) years associated with such positions as Purchasing Director or Administrator in a related or associated field with direct demonstrated supervisory experience required. Experience in governmental procurement preferred. Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) required.

Application Process: To view full job description and apply for the position please go to and search for Purchasing Agent.

Contact Name: Jackie Cowan
Contact Phone: 757-664-4485
Closing Date:

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