Purchasing Services Manager

  • Company: Dorchester County, South Carolina
  • Location: St. George, South Carolina 29477 USA
  • Salary: $75,636 to $98,328
  • Date Posted: June 6, 2022
  • Closing Date: July 5, 2022


The purpose of the class is to serve as the County's chief procurement official, and plan, organize and direct all programs and activities of the Purchasing Services Division of the Business Services Department. This class ensures compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations; assists accounts payable; coordinates procurement procedures, fuel system, contract administration, public records and detention center food services.

• Directs and manages County-wide procurement functions to ensure compliance with federal, state and County regulations and procedures.

• Supervises assigned staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending and approving employee discipline; and recommending discharge as appropriate.

• Serves as the County's chief procurement official and approves all requisitions which rise to that level under the code.

• Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; and offers advice and assistance as needed.

• Procures or approves the procurement of a variety of commodities, equipment, machinery and services necessary for the operation of all County departments.

• Reviews purchase requisitions submitted by user departments; monitors and reviews the purchasing activities of department buyers.

• Manages the procurement system's accounts payable functions.

• Prepares and administers requests for proposals or requests for qualifications and bid solicitations as requested from user departments.

• Evaluates bids, proposals and quotes.

• Coordinates and prepares reports for fuel usage and detention center food program.

• Administers property control/fixed asset program; manages the disposal of all obsolete, used, excess or surplus assets.

• Maintains County insurance and bond policies.

• Ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.

• Establishes and implements County-wide procedures for the procurement of goods and services. Provides training to user departments regarding Purchasing procedures as well as P-Card policies and procedures as needed.

• Consults with department heads and personnel concerning current and future purchasing and contract needs, concerns and problems;

• Coordinates department activities and functions with those of other County departments and outside agencies as appropriate.

• Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance from County personnel, elected officials and citizens regarding areas of responsibility.

• Attends staff, committee and County meetings as required.

• Attends training, meetings, seminars and/or workshops to enhance job knowledge and skills.

• Performs emergency operations duties as assigned.

• Performs other related job duties as assigned


Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in procurement, business, accounting, finance or closely related field. Requires at least five (5) years of related work experience including experience in management.

Special Qualifications: Must possess or be able to obtain Certified Public Procurement Officer designation within 3 years of employment.

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Edith Berry
Phone: 843-832-0144
Closing Date: July 5, 2022