Director of Procurement

  • Company: County of Santa Clara, California
  • Location: San Jose, California 95134 United States
  • Salary: $204,781 to $262,741
  • Date Posted: June 9, 2022
  • Closing Date: July 8, 2022


County of Santa Clara, California San Jose, CA Director of Procurement

Annual salary range: $204,781 to $262,741

Filing date: Friday, July 8, 2022.

Santa Clara County is seeking a Director of Procurement. The Director of Procurement will occupy a key role on the Procurement Department leadership team and will steer mission critical activities and staff of the centralized purchasing functions for the County. The position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the activities involved in the purchase of goods, services and minor public works for County departments, centralized storage and issuance of commonly used items, and centralized redistribution and disposal of surplus equipment materials and recyclable salvage materials. The Director shall develop and administer policies and procedures for the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services and provide proactive purchasing services to client operations in reaching cost effective solutions to purchasing challenges and opportunities. The Director shall be responsible for approximately 100 subordinate staff.


In addition to directing operations and providing management direction for staff, the Director also plays a critical role in maintaining ongoing communication and collaboration with key stakeholders who represent Santa Clara County in contracts with other governmental agencies and community groups, a myriad of vendors and other service providers and will partner with key agency leaders to further the Department’s goals. The Director will work closely with County department heads or their representatives in the development of short-term and long-range planning in order to anticipate and satisfy organizational needs. The Director will manage the maintenance of perpetual inventory of materials on hand, position goods issued, and dispose of obsolete County property and surplus property. The Director shall also implement strategic initiatives related to the countywide procurement transformation.

Application Process

To view additional qualifications and submit your résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please go to our website:

For additional information contact: Paula Adams CPS HR Consulting (916) 471-3350

To view an online brochure for this position visit:

Santa Clara County website: Santa Clara County is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Info

Name: Paula Adams
Phone: (916) 471-3350
Closing Date: July 8, 2022