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Purchasing Manager

Date: Sep 11, 2019, 08:43 AM
Title: Purchasing Manager
Agency: Broward County Purchasing Division
Address: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Salary Range: $82619 To $131861

Job Description


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Supervises staff to ensure that assigned responsibilities are completed accurately and on a timely basis; reviews agenda reports being submitted to the Board of County Commissioners for quality control.

Researches and makes recommendations regarding legitimacy of sole source/sole brand requests; researches and/or coordinates responses in respect to whistleblower complaints and possible suspension and/or debarment of vendors.

Conducts procurement related training to both purchasing and non-purchasing County staff; reviews drafts and completed work product at various stages; assigns work (Requisitions) to Purchasing Agents.

Performs Employee Evaluations and assigns goals for upcoming year; approves contracts and purchase orders depending on delegated approval authority.

Actively participates in meetings at various levels regarding potential, planned and in progress projects.

Drafts division policies and procedures; provides procurement related direction/recommendations to both purchasing and non-purchasing County staff; benchmarks various division policies and outputs to determine best practices and makes recommendations to top management.

Performs related work as assigned.

Job Requirements


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Purchasing Manager.  This recruitment will remain open until sufficient applications have been received.

The Purchasing Division provides a unified purchasing system that ensures integrity and fairness, with centralized responsibility for oversight of solicitation, vendor selection, negotiation, award, contract management, reporting, disposal of surplus property and emergency event support for the benefit of Broward County agencies. The Purchasing Division's functions are implemented within three general interrelated Lines of Business: Executive Management, Administrative Services, and Operations. 

The Purchasing Manager's key responsibilities to make a difference and impact the community includes the supervision and review of a variety of procurements, including commodities, services, and construction projects. The candidate must possess in-depth knowledge of procurement practices (quotations, invitations to bid, request for proposals, request for
letters of interest) and specialized procurement methods (life cycle costing, two-step procurements, etc.) to effectively manage and solicit assigned projects.

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for review of specifications and scope of work, review of solicitations and Board agenda items, conducting presentations and/or outreach, analysis of vendor responses, and award justification in a project based environment. This position must exercise independent judgment in resolving problems and issues relative to vendors, perform technical research, prepare reports, and communicate orally and in writing with vendors, County user agencies and other governmental agencies on procurement issues.

The Purchasing Manager has supervisory and administrative responsibilities and represents Broward County to a variety of stakeholders, internal and external. The position is also responsible for providing recommendations of revised or new procedures, analysis of potential industry impacts on projects (legislative, procedural changes, etc.), and resolving complex procurement issues.

The Purchasing Manager is exposed to a variety of professions, providing an opportunity for growth and must be knowledgeable of market factors such as availability, sources of supply, trends, pricing structures, grades and qualities that impact the procurement of assigned projects, and apply this knowledge to ensure effective purchases and to resolve associated problems.

General Description
Administrative and supervisory work coordinating the procurement operations of the County's central purchasing system.

Works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration or closely related field.

Requires six (6) years in a large centralized purchasing operation including four (4) years in public sector purchasing and supervisory experience involving either projects or staff or closely related experience.\

• Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB)
• Certified Professional Public Officer (CPPO)
• Master in Business or Public Administration
• Juris Doctorate
• Government Budgeting
• Electronic Bidding
• Enterprise Resource Planning


Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Phone: (954) 831-4000
Contact Email:
Closing Date:

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