Chief Procurement Officer

  • Company: Town of Parker
  • Location: Parker, Colorado 80138 United States
  • Salary: $80,546 to $100,662
  • Date Posted: January 12, 2022
  • Closing Date: February 6, 2022


JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Finance Director, the Chief Procurement Officer performs difficult, professional-level purchasing and contract administration tasks associated with formal and informal purchasing, contract negotiations, scope of work review and development, interpreting and creating final contract documents involving a wide variety of materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the Town and overall management of all Town contracts. The Procurement Officer is responsible for the administration of purchasing and contracting activity for the Town of Parker in compliance with all applicable federal/state laws and regulations and Town policies and procedures. Works cross-functionally within the Finance Department and town-wide to improve procurement planning, budgeting, receiving and inventory management, settlement and payment, spend analysis, and supplier management. Communicates and interacts with vendor/contractor community on high-level matters including conflict/problem resolution where required. Contract management includes guiding the definition of objectives for the negotiation and implementation of contract language and contracts; overseeing and managing contracts; developing and explaining contract terms to Department staff; monitoring contractor compliance with contracts; and resolving issues between contractors, vendors and end users involving contracts. Contract management and performance oversight extends to all Town contracts, including, for example, subdivision agreements.


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor's Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field; and a minimum of five (5) years of experience involving the acquisition of equipment, supplies, commodities, or services for a government agency or private company with a substantial purchasing program involving a competitive bidding and negotiation process, including supervisory experience. Certification from the Universal Public Purchasing Council as a Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) within two (2) years of hire is required. Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), while not required, is preferred. NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: * modern principles and practices of governmental procurement and supply-chain management; * the laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations governing commodities and services purchased for the Town; * the methods, policies, and procedures involved in purchasing a large quantity and variety of supplies, equipment, services, and goods; * contract law; * the various contract development and source selection methods; * principles and practices of contract negotiations, conflict resolution, and public administration; * contract negotiation and the awarding of contracts based on the best bid; * the various grades and qualities of commodities available to be purchased; * the sources of supply, markets, and price trends; * general knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal finance, budgeting, and accounting; * current market conditions, trends, and new product development; and * techniques of organizing and motivating individuals and groups. Ability to: * research and prepare highly complex specifications, solicitations and contract documents; * ability to develop effective and cooperative working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders; * use appropriate judgment and initiative in making recommendations and resolving problems that are highly complex and sensitive in nature; * analyze commodity requirements, interpret market prices and trends, and apply interpretations to procurement issues; * negotiate contracts for professional and non-professional services, construction and supplies; * effectively communicate orally and in writing, including the ability to convey complex and technical subjects in a clear, concise and positive manner; * effectively ensure purchasing practices are consistent, open, and designed to encourage maximum competition and best value procurements by continuously reviewing policies and procedures governing procurement in order to improve upon and standardize the procurement process for the Town; * establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, Town officials, outside agencies, organizations, and individuals; * effectively implement philosophies, methods, policies and procedures that will assist in the achievement of Department goals; * maintain open communications with the supplier/consultant community to provide a comprehensive understanding of the procurement practices and maintain confidence with the Town; * represent the department and the Town to other governmental departments, other public agencies, organizations, suppliers, consultants, contractors, and the legislative body; * possess complete integrity and a high sense of personal and professional ethics; * obtain a Colorado Driver's License at time of hire; * work extended hours as part of the Emergency Operations team in the event of an emergency. * successfully pass a pre-employment background including but not limited to criminal history search, credit check, education and certification verification, etc. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Work hours typically Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Evening meetings may be required. Professional development opportunities available as well as the potential for a flexible work arrangements.

Application Process

For more information on job functions, requirements and a full list of essential qualifications please view the full job description available on the employment page of the Town of Parker website,, under the 'Job Descriptions' link. An online application through the employment page of the Town of Parker's website,, is REQUIRED prior to the job posting deadline. We are unable to accept resumes and applications from third part sites such as Indeed or from professional association websites. The Town of Parker is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Info

Name: Tara Moore
Phone: 303-805-3329
Closing Date: February 6, 2022