Purchasing Manager

  • Company: City of Independence, Missouri
  • Location: Independence, Missouri 55101-4705 United States
  • Salary: $67,820 to $101,740
  • Date Posted: August 25, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 17, 2021


The City of Independence, Missouri (pop 121,000), is seeking a process-savvy procurement professional to be its Purchasing Manager. The Purchasing Manager directs and exercises city-wide procurements with a focus on efficiency and cost-savings. The city employs over 1,025 staff and has an annual budget of $337 million. The Purchasing Manager reports to the Chief Finance Officer and oversees three direct reports.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in business administration, public administration, accounting, or a related field; and, four to six years of progressively responsible related experience; including at least two years of supervisory experience or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Desired but not required licenses include Certified Professional Public Buyer and Certified Public Procurement Officer. Qualified candidates will demonstrate well-developed analytical and budgetary and financial management skills and proficiency in using a variety of computer software applications, such as Microsoft products. Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Application Process

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online at This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than September 17, 2021. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at or by calling 651-223-3053 or Patty Heminover at or by calling 651.223.3058.

Contact Info

Name: Michelle Lopez
Closing Date: September 17, 2021