Purchasing Director

  • Company: City of Tulsa
  • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103 USA
  • Salary: $79,574 to $129,536
  • Date Posted: June 30, 2021
  • Closing Date: August 31, 2021


Under general direction manages the Purchasing Division of the Finance Department to strategically leverage the City's procurements, identify cost savings, and employ operational procedures that align with the City ordinance and industry best practices, increase transparency, and reduce time to issue POs or contracts, providing departmental support and process improvement as needed, and performs other related required duties.


Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or a related field, and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement of supplies, services and equipment, including a minimum of five (5) years of experience in contracting and administration, and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Considerable knowledge in procurement, especially in a public entity and associated policies, regulations, and laws; considerable knowledge of purchasing practices and principles; and considerable knowledge and skills in managing people in a fast paced and challenging environment. Ability to handle complex, potentially controversial, situations with internal and external customers of the Division in a manner that avoids and resolves disputes; ability to maintain an even, positive approach in response to challenging situations, while in alignment with the Division's overall goals; and ability to utilize the highest level of interpersonal skill in order to understand, select, develop, and motivate people at any level within or outside the organization. Significant skills handling financial transactions, budgets, and contract terms; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent reading comprehension and research skills; skills negotiating contracts for large, complex procurements; skills and knowledge in sourcing and markets for supplies, equipment, and services; and skill in creativity and process improvement.

Application Process

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