Director of Procurement

  • Company: Lexington County
  • Location: Lexington, South Carolina 29072 United States
  • Salary: $64,337 to $69,483
  • Date Posted: February 23, 2021
  • Closing Date: March 4, 2021


Job Purpose: Responsible for the procurement of all goods, services, materials, supplies, equipment and construction projects for the County. Receive and process incoming billing/invoices. Resolve any contractual and/or billing matters. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Review and approve purchase requisitions and purchase orders. Review and approval of solicitation documents and the award of those solicitations for various goods, services and construction projects. Manage and supervise a staff of five (5) employees. Duties include coordinating activities, assigning & reviewing work, and establishing deadlines. Maintaining high professional employee standards and listening to employee issues and problems. Selecting and overseeing the hiring process of new employees, as needed. Communicates verbally and electronically with various groups and individuals to include other department heads and their employees, subordinates, County Council, County Administrator, vendors, suppliers, architects, engineers and the general public. Provide excellent customer service to all external and internal parties. Troubleshoot and resolve various procurement related issues. Develop and procure all complex solicitations (IFB's and RFP's) that require advanced procurement and management skills; Conduct and oversee all pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences, as necessary, to advise offerors of the established requirements, answer questions, and issue amendments when required; acts as chairperson of the evaluation committees for the assessment of the proposals received as result of an RFP; prepares and submits the procurement recommendation of the evaluation committees to County Council for review and approval to award contract resulting from the RFP process. Prepares the annual operating and capital budget recommendations for Procurement Services and Red Bank Crossing rentals; Manages and controls expenditures within established budgetary guidelines; Prepares Administrative Budgetary Transfers (ABT's) as needed to maintain budgetary balance. Inform and assist other departments with budget forecasting and general financial information for various equipment, services and supply needs. Acting Property Manager for seven (7) rental properties. Answer inquiries about leases and schedule showing of properties available for lease at Red Bank Crossing facility. Negotiates, administers and maintains all lease and rental property contracts; Review and renew existing annual leases agreements. Resolve any issue with regard to the lease terms and property maintenance. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Job Specifications and Qualifications: Knowledge: Procurement code and procurement laws in South Carolina; Procurement rules and guidelines; Financial programs in Banner system; Procurement and purchasing guidelines; Basic accounting. Skills: Administrative practices; Written and verbal communication via in-person, phone and email contact; Customer service; Managerial practices and procedures; Organization and time-management practices to accomplish tasks in a timely manner; Detailed oriented; Multi-tasking such as handling multiple calls at one time.; Analytical thinking; Budgeting procedures; Public speaking; Clerical and bookkeeping procedures. Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions.


Minimum Requirements: Minimum Education - Bachelor's degree, with 7 to 9 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Minimum Qualification - Licensing and Certifications: Certified Professional Public Buyer.

Application Process

Contact Info

Name: Chris Murrin
Phone: 803-785-8225
Closing Date: March 4, 2021