Procurement Administrator

  • Company: City of Newport News, Virginia - Purchasing Office
  • Location: Newport News, Virginia 23607 United States
  • Salary: $56,288 to $84,000
  • Date Posted: May 10, 2023
  • Closing Date: May 30, 2023


Responsible for complex procurement activities including large contract negotiation, developing vendor relations and contracting strategies, and coordinating the City’s purchasing initiatives in support of Virginia’s small, women and minority owned business (SWaM) development. Contacts vendors to determine product availability, cost and quality and responds to vendor inquiries; places purchase orders and processes requisitions; finalizes purchase documentation. Responsible for research and analysis of products and services, product substitutions, price and quality differences, and shipping options; obtains warranties and quotes; may serve as a liaison between the department and provider. Manages the City’s overall contract renewal process. Responsible for the effective supervision of the Senior Buyers and assigned Assistant Buyers to include conducting reviews of procurement and staff work to ensure compliance with City Code, laws, regulations and procedures. Perform all duties associated with the supervision of assigned staff including but not limited to staff development, performance evaluations, employee relations, prioritizing, assigning work and related activities. Coordinates, develops, and recommends long-range plans pertaining to the management and maintenance of the Procurement section; develops and recommends policies and procedures; recommends internal section organization; and establishes and implements management systems to effectively meet operating goals and objectives.


Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Procurement or a related field with 5 - 7 years of related experience and 2-3 years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Contact Info

Name: Gary W. Sightler
Phone: 757-926-8027
Closing Date: May 30, 2023