Purchasing Director

  • Company: City of Pompano Beach
  • Location: Pompano Beach, Florida 33060 United States
  • Salary: $100,761 to $155,958
  • Date Posted: November 6, 2023


Responsible managerial work directing and coordinating purchasing needs for all City departments. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager with minimal supervision. Supervises Purchasing Department staff to include the Purchasing Supervisor, Purchasing Agents, Buyer and Purchasing Assistant. Plans, directs and coordinates the purchasing functions for the City through work plans, bid specifications and budgets. Administers the bidding process and contract requirements for vendor performance/compliance within established limits (e.g. work with departments for specifications, evaluate bids, recommend vendors, conduct bid meetings, etc.) for the purpose of securing items and/or services within budget and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Directs the Buyer in the purchase of equipment, tools, materials, raw materials, parts, services, and supplies required by City departments. Further directs the Purchasing Agents in coordinating with City Departments to ensure the proper use of applicable solicitation methods and the development of scope or specs based on the type of goods, commodities, equipment or services required. Responsible for preparation of agenda items related to ranking approvals associated with solicitations, as deemed necessary. Responsible for outreach to ensure vendors within the City and outside City limits are aware of the process to become registered vendors with the City. Responsible for overall compliance with City code or ordinances, administrative policies, state and federal laws, as may be relevant to carrying out the purchasing functions of the City. Leads Logistics Section in the event of Emergency Operations Center activation. Performs related work as required. Official title: General Services Director.


Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration or a related field. At least five (5) years of progressive responsible supervisory experience, preferably in public purchasing. Prefer CPPO or CPM certification. Experience in implementing and administering local outreach programs highly desirable. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Demonstrated expertise in independently drafting and analyzing RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s, ITB’s, contracts, business documents and/or other agreements while assuring compliance with applicable laws, guidelines and contract terms. Experience with State of Florida CCNA requirements. Possess strong negotiation skills. Knowledge of computerized purchasing systems. Ability to analyze a variety of procurement problems and make proper recommendations on the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment and services and negotiate terms of a contract, on a limited basis. Ability to obtain FEMA certifications deemed appropriate by the City’s Emergency Management staff. Ability to interact effectively with the public and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to effectively communicate and interact with elected and appointed officials, other employees, and the public. Ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Ability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment. No significant moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, and pulling. Sedentary position with the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical abilities include frequent light moving up to 10 lbs. and occasionally up to 20 lbs., walking, standing, pushing, reaching and grasping. The noise level in this environment is usually quiet in an inside office setting. Possession of a valid Florida driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Human Resources Department,
Phone: 954-786-4693