Procurement Officer

  • Company: Northern Water
  • Location: Berthoud, Colorado 80513 US
  • Salary: $91,078 to $110,396
  • Date Posted: December 15, 2022


Establishes procedures for the purchase of commodities and services; ensures compliance with all applicable laws and procurement policies and procedures.

  • Implements policies and reviews, evaluates, and recommends changes to existing policies.
  • Ensure purchasing practices are consistent, open, and designed to encourage maximum competition and best value procurements.
  • Maintains purchasing function within ERP software.
  • Maintains bidding and RFP system (Rocky Mountain e-Purchasing / BidNet)
  • Leverages the procurements performed by the State of Colorado and other agencies as necessary to achieve the best pricing.
  • Supervises employees as assigned.
  • Establishes and monitors ethical practices within the purchasing activities.
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments to resolve procurement matters and provides advisement relative to the timing of purchases/solicitations.
  • Consults and coordinates with personnel concerning bid invitations, specifications, contracts, payments, and other purchasing matters.
  • Meets and negotiates with vendors and other business representatives to discuss purchasing requirements, resolve procurement disputes, evaluate vendor performance and conformance with specifications, and engage in market searches for new suppliers, materials, and processes.
  • Ensures the preparation of all formal purchase proposals, conduct of public bid openings, evaluation of bids, and purchase of all materials specified in the bids. Issues purchase orders and other documents authorizing the purchase of various commodities contracted for by purchasing activities.
  • Provides advisement to staff responsible for establishing inventory procedures and policies.
  • Monitors market conditions and pricing trends; keeps informed of changes in laws, regulations, and developments affecting purchases.
  • Assists in the disposal of surplus materials.
  • Works closely with Accounts Payable staff to ensure purchase orders are created in an effective manner as related to invoice payment.


Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, or related field. A minimum of five years of experience in government buying and solicitation of materials and services required.

  • A minimum of one year of supervisory experience required.
  • ERP system user experience preferred.
  • Disaster response and recovery experience preferred. Certified Public Buying Officer (CPPB) required.
  • Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) preferred.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred.
  • Member of National Institute for Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) preferred.
  • Member of Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association (RMGPA) preferred

Application Process

Submit resume and cover letter to: Northern Water 220 Water Ave Berthoud, CO 80513 (Preferred)

Contact Info

Name: Human Resources
Phone: 800-369-7246