Purchasing Manager

  • Company: City of Yakima
  • Location: Yakima, Washington 98901 United States
  • Salary: $100,297 to $121,888
  • Date Posted: January 24, 2023
  • Closing Date: February 20, 2023


Exercising considerable independence under the general supervision and direction of the Director of Finance and Budget, this is a management position responsible for the supervision and administrative functions of the Purchasing Division by planning, organizing, directing and supporting the work of the division’s staff. This position is responsible for the administrative and technical oversight of all City purchasing work, The manager provides procurement leadership and expertise as well as asset recovery and disposal. This position is responsible for the implementation and oversight of current and long-range purchasing/procurement programs and goal development within the division. This position supervises the work of division personnel, a staff of professional, operational, technical and/or clerical personnel facilitating and coordinating the division’s programs and projects.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the public sector with an emphasis on procurement and contract development to include two (2) years lead or supervisory experience. Certified Professional Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) upon hire is preferred. Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business, finance or closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred and could substitute for two (2) years general experience. Two (2) years additional experience with a high school diploma may substitute for required education. Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPP), or considerable work towards certification within past three (3) years is desired.

LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE: Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License. Must possess and maintain Certified Professional Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) Certification or be able to attain and maintain within two (2) years of hire.

Application Process

All applications must be completed in full AND have the following attachments to be considered (Resume may not substitute for education and/or work history information required in the application).

1) Resume

2) Letter of Interest including how you meet the minimum qualifications.

Contact Info

Phone: 509-575-6090
Closing Date: February 20, 2023