Under the direction of the State Procurement Administrator and assigned agency leadership, the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) leads the day-to-day procurement activities across all assigned agency departments for direct and indirect sourcing and procurement. The CPO is responsible for the administration of purchasing and contracting activity for the The Department of Child Safety (DCS). The CPO manages both senior level managers and experienced procurement professionals and is responsible for building organizational capacities and procurement strategic planning. The CPO acts as the procurement subject matter expert to the department's executive leadership team and ensures that decisions and priorities are guided by identified strategic objectives. The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.
RequirementsAct as agency Chief Procurement Officer to ensure procurement activities are conducted in an ethical manner with a high level of integrity, while also ensuring compliance to the Arizona Procurement Code Oversee the complex and high visibility procurement operations and services for the Department Establish and enforce applicable agency procurement policies and procedures Issue formal decisions in protests and contracts claims Represent department at formal procurement related hearings (as authorized by applicable department legal personnel) Train and instruct agency and procurement leadership on matters regarding procurement Establish, monitor, and report key performance indicators Other duties as assigned
Name: Shelia Wiggins-Wayne
Closing Date: November 30, 2022