DescriptionThe Purchasing Manager provides oversight of the comprehensive purchasing and inventory management functions for the Agency, in compliance with applicable Florida Statutes, including but not limited to, Chapter 287 and 119, Agency Policy and adherence to the NIGP code of ethics and recommends purchasing methodologies based on value, complexity and schedules. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of as-needed annual contracts, strategic procurement planning, policies and procedures, delegated procedures, quality control, overseeing the electronic procurement systems and supplier diversity tracking and enhancement. Management responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervision of department staff, purchasing card (p-card) administration, procurement training and oversight of purchasing and warehouse activities. Duties also include leading implementation of programs, procedures and improvements for the agency as required by the agency’s strategic plan and other identified objectives to improve efficiency in the agency.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in public procurement with at least two (2) of those years in a supervisory/management role. Minimum two (2) years of experience in warehouse or inventory management. Extensive experience with large-scale solicitations, project management, program implementation, problem solving, change management and risk management. Experience in process implementation and required internal controls. Strong analytical and administrative skills and excellent negotiation skills to interface with suppliers and internal management. Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of governmental procurement and supply-chain management, business practices related to purchasing laws, policies and procedures governing public procurement and ethical standards. Working skill with applicable and common office applications, such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and electronic meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, etc.). Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Knowledge and understanding of electronic financial and procurement systems, including automated inventory systems.
EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA or BS preferably in Business, Public Administration or Supply Chain Management
Preferred Education: MA/MS/MBA in business or supply chain management related field
REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Valid Driver’s License. Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
Preferred Licenses and Certifications: Certified Professional Purchasing Officer (CPPO) Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) Warehouse/Inventory Management; Certified Professional in Inventory Management (CPIM) NIGP Core Foundation Certificate in Warehouse Management