Procurement Administrator

  • Company: City of Mesa, Arizona
  • Location: Mesa, Arizona 85211 US
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: September 13, 2021


The Procurement Administrator manages, organizes, and directs operations of the Purchasing Division by performing administrative duties and overseeing City purchases, contracts, programs, projects, professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff. The Procurement Administrator formulates and implements the division's strategic and operational plans to support the departments and the City's directions and goals. The Procurement Administrator develops, implements, and evaluates division policies, projects, and programs allocating resources to meet the needs of its customers and achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City efficiently and effectively. The Procurement Administrator leads the division for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating, and resolving grievances, and other human resources actions. The Procurement Administrator champions the values of the organization through example and accountability. The Procurement Administrator develops and oversees the division's annual budget, researches complex purchasing-related matters, analyzes organizational and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, and communicates information to department leadership of impending developments and accomplishment of actions. Responsible for ensuring division operations conform to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, other applicable rules and requirements as well as assuring best practices and good public policy standards are met. The Procurement Administrator ensures customer satisfaction and acts as a liaison by attending meetings, making presentations on policies and procedures, providing input on proposed legislation, preparing correspondence, communicating with other departments, informing, and advising departments and other groups on current trends and laws. The Procurement Administrator develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City. The Procurement Administrator is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independence in managing the overall day-to-day activities of the Purchasing Division. The work of this class involves extensive contact with City departments, vendors, the general public, the City Council Procurement Administrator Page 2 and periodic contact with the media. Attends City Council meetings and study sessions as required. This class is supervised by the Business Services Department Director who reviews work through reports, conferences, and overall results achieved.


Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Public or Business Administration, or related field; and five years of supervisory experience. Extensive (5+ years) professional-level experience involving the acquisition of equipment, supplies, services, and commodities for a government agency (preferably municipal) or private company with a substantial purchasing program involving a competitive bidding and negotiation process. Certification of any one or more of the following: Certification from the Universal Public Purchasing Council as a Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certification from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), a Certified Procurement Professional from the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP - CPP), a Certification from the Institute Supply Management as a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), and/or a Certified Procurement Manager (CPM) within one (1) year of hire is required.

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Contact Info

Name: Tina Coleman
Phone: 480-644-2572