PROCUREMENT MANAGER NEW BRAUNFELS UTILITIES This position is an excellent opportunity for the Procurement Manager with New Braunfels Utilities. NBU prides itself on a solid team/family culture, a strong work-life balance, and outstanding benefits. NBU is community-oriented; our customers are our friends and family. New Braunfels is growing fast while maintaining a great family environment. The Procurement Manager is responsible for leading the Procurement and Materials Management. The function of the division is to acquire goods and services fairly and transparently at competitive prices. In addition, the Procurement Manager is responsible for managing the workflow associated with the function while developing a collaborative environment with end-users. The position is also responsible for inventory control oversight and warehouse operation, including maintaining adequate inventory levels. This position works closely with all leadership positions. It is typically one of the first touchpoints as a project is kicked off to understand the possible avenues for procurement. LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISION - * Provides leadership to motivate successfully, supervise, and mentor employees. * Promotes a positive work environment and encourages teamwork to accomplish results. * Establishes strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; and evaluating outcomes. * Forecasts requirements to accomplish financial objectives; prepare & monitor annual O & M, capital, and personnel budgets; schedule expenditures; analyze variances and initiate corrective actions. * Demonstrates ability to develop and implement innovative processes and best practices to promote continuous process improvement. * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional associations. MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION * Maintains productivity standards through proper planning and managing workflow. * Reviews and approves purchases and payroll time entry for division. * Prepares monthly and quarterly reports, board reports, and presentations. * Attends managers' meetings and disseminates appropriate information to direct reports and staff. * Ensures personnel are safety conscious and always adhere to NBU safety guidelines and practices. * Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral modes. * Understands and prioritizes the management of an efficient workflow using a collaborative approach. MAINTAIN INVENTORY AT THE MOST ECONOMICAL AND PRACTICAL LEVEL * Oversees Materials staff run inventory analysis reports to determine usage, turnover, on-hand balances, and months of inventory available to plan and maintain appropriate inventory levels. * Performs research of market trends by communicating with vendors, reading trade magazines, doing internet research, and applying knowledge to plan, purchase, and adjust inventory levels. * Maintains open lines of communication with NBU staff to stay informed about upcoming projects. PROVIDE PROCUREMENT AND OTHER SERVICES - * Reviews capital projects and equipment budgets to determine procurement requirements. * Develops and coordinates procurement training for all levels of NBU employees. OVERSEE CONTRACT AWARDS AND ACTIVITY * Oversees development, release, and award associated with requests for bids, quotes, and proposals. * Oversees award of contracts, including negotiations as necessary. - * Tracks contract activity and expirations dates to initiate appropriate procurement action preventing gaps in the availability of goods or services that may negatively impact NBU operations. * Tracks contract usage against established limits and prepares a quarterly change order report for submission to the Board. DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A BUDGET FOR THE DIVISION * Reviews historical usage of funds to help determine future requirements. * Discusses upcoming capital and operational needs with team members. * Works with CAO to ensure recommended budget meets with NBU and departmental goals. * Tracks expenditures and compares actual to budgeted balances.
* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Law, Economics, Communications, or related fields. Instead of a degree, five years of directly related experience and three + years of supervisory experience may substitute for the degree requirement. * A valid Texas Driver's License is required to operate a company vehicle when necessary. * Must be certified CPPB or be able to acquire certification within 12 months. * Must have demonstrated strong leadership skills. * Experience in procurement is required. * Ability to manage workflow, be adaptable, solve problems, be flexible and plan properly is a must. * Certification by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) is preferred. * A firm grasp of state statutes from the local government code that affect public procurement is a must.
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Name: Jerry Bailey
Closing Date: May 27, 2022