Purchasing Supervisor

  • Company: Purchasing Department/Franklin County
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States
  • Salary: $57,366 to $68,848
  • Date Posted: May 11, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 27, 2022


The primary purpose of the Purchasing Supervisor classification is to supervise and develop the Procurement team in support of the county's procurement activities, including the review and preparation of specifications, contracts, and Invitation to Bid (ITB) and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, as well as managing the review and processing of agency purchase orders using knowledge of industry trends, state and county regulations, and county policies and procedures. Job Duties: Supervise and develop assigned purchasing personnel. Determine staff work assignments, prepare performance evaluations, provide training and handle discipline. Ensure all purchasing policies and procedures are followed. Prepare reports and performs all supervisor responsibilities as required. Cross-train staff to ensure coverage and expertise in all purchasing areas. Perform all procurement functions of contract development and administration. Lead and coordinate project management for large bid packages. Supervise the competitive procurement process in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and county policy. Ensure the Purchasing Department is in compliance with applicable laws, codes and regulations. Maintain the vendor database. Manage ethical and equitable purchasing practices. Collaborate with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Purchasing leadership to develop and support vendor outreach and supplier diversity initiatives. Review and approve procurement invoices. Prepare and manage bi-annual performance survey. Recommend purchasing policy and procedure changes. Document processes. Collaborate with Purchasing leadership, the Prosecutor's Office, agency representatives, and other county stakeholders, as needed, to manage procurement activities and resolve contract administration issues. Serve as the liaison for purchasing functions in the county's financial system. Recommend system modifications and upgrades. Maintains contact with industry representatives to stay abreast of industry trends. These duties are illustrative only and you may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related field with three (3) years of purchasing or related experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. In-depth knowledge of public purchasing principles including, but not limited to, the development of competitive solicitations, evaluation practices, negotiation, and contract administration. Experience with employee training and development, supervision, and application of agency policies and procedures. Ability to think critically and apply principles to solve practical problems, and understand manual and verbal instructions. Experience in the preparation of meaningful, concise and accurate reports, and gathering, collating and classifying information concerning purchasing principles and activities. Experience leading and collaborating on group projects, and establishing a friendly atmosphere as the supervisor of a team. Ability to handle sensitive inquiries from, and contacts with, officials and the general public. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and skill in office equipment operation.

Application Process

Contact Franklin County Human Resources, or visit the Franklin County Board of Commissioners website at

Contact Info

Name: Department of Human Resources
Phone: 614-525-6224
Closing Date: May 27, 2022