• Company: Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO)
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois 60602 US
  • Salary: $77,960 to $82,772
  • Date Posted: February 10, 2021


Serves as a subject matter expert, category manager and mentor to Contract Negotiators and other procurement staff. Leads and participates in special projects/initiatives under the direction of a Deputy Procurement Officer. This position also oversees complex contract negotiations, prepares complex Request for Proposals (RFPs) and contracts, provides leadership to other staff in the absence of senior staff, and assists in the training of Contract Negotiators. Monitors vendor performance, department compliance with strategic contracts, and spend patterns to develop future procurement strategy. Plans, coordinates, and executes major procurement events. Provides presentations at workshops to internal staff and department heads as well as external vendors regarding procurement and contracting topics. Reviews, develops and updates solicitation and contract related information in various systems/applications including Oracle EBS. Performs other duties as assigned. This position is Actively Recruited and At Will.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduations from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*
  • Five (5) years of full-time work experience in public procurement within the past eight (8) years. is required.
  • Two (2) years of full-time work experience in contract development and negotiating principles. is required.
  • Two (2) years of full-time work experience supervising or training staff. is required. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in category management, strategic sourcing, or coordination of multi-agency procurements. Certification in Public Procurement, Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).

Application Process

To apply for this position, applicants must go to the Cook County website -

Contact Info

Name: Charnette McKnight SHRM-CP, MSHR, MPM - Bureau of Human Resources
Phone: 312-603-4454