DescriptionTHE POSITION Under general administrative direction, plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and controls the County's centralized procurement activities for all agencies/departments and special districts to ensure the County can obtain the best value in the procurement of goods and services to meet its objectives; and performs related duties as required. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The County is seeking an experienced, public sector procurement administrator. The successful candidate will have the background, experience, and knowledge to demonstrate: Extensive public sector procurement experience Certified as a Public Procurement Officer, i.e., CPPO or CPP Master’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, or a related field Experience supervising staff in a collective bargaining environment Strong communication and relationship management skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and with all levels of personnel in a large organization and the public. Examples Of Duties Examples of essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to: Oversees and ensures correct administration of the enterprise Public Procurement Process including advertisement, receipt, opening and awarding of contracts as well as accepting requisitions for the issuance of purchase orders and Procurement Card systems; Establishes operational goals, develops and implements plans, providing direction and encouragement to operational unit in order to achieve them; Sets and maintains excellent quality service and productivity standards, evaluating them on a regular basis using quality and/or satisfaction measures developed to benchmark key aspects of the operations; Assists in the development of and demonstrates personal commitment to, the organization's vision, mission, and service goals and clearly and consistently communicates a standard of excellence throughout the operation; Plans and implements the most suitable service delivery approach(es) and identifies opportunities to improve operations; Develops a working environment conducive to maintaining good employee morale by establishing and maintaining professional and courteous relationships with staff, peers, management, customers, and suppliers; and assesses employees’ developmental needs, providing developmental opportunities, which maximize employees’ capabilities and contribute to the achievement of organizational goals; Selects, assigns, and evaluates staff. Coordinates and directs the work of employees. Ensures appropriate application of progressive discipline, when necessary; Collaborates with stakeholders to develop a coordinated procurement and contracting plan with initiatives to create an innovative and responsive system of procurement that will drive value; Develops the annual fiscal year proposed budget for the operational unit as well as the annual rate schedule for ISF services based on the proposed budget and monitors revenue programs such as the Procurement Card program, lead agency cooperative revenue, GPO shareback, and program rebates; Recognizes and develops solutions for unanticipated budget shortfalls or additional unforeseen service demands by tracking compliance with the approved operational plan through monitoring and controlling expenditures and revenues; Meets periodically with customer focus groups and provides training as required to agencies/ departments; Ensures adherence to surplus policies and supports agencies with documentation to meet the needs of Auditor Controller; Sets, maintains, and reports metrics surrounding the procurement process; Develops, interprets, and applies policies, guidelines, and procedures and ensures adherence to and compliance with County Ordinances, including #4084, Procurement Card policies, and all other applicable laws, rules, regulations, and codes of conduct; Upholds and ensures staff’s commitment to sound ethical standards Ensures equal opportunity for all qualified vendors, complying with legal and social responsibilities to assist small, disadvantaged, women-owned, and local businesses through community outreach; and Performs other related duties, as required.
RequirementsEDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of education and experience, which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The required knowledge and experience can typically be obtained by a bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, finance, or a related field and four (4) years of progressive experience administering/managing public or private procurement functions. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid California driver’s license DESIRED: Certified as a Public Procurement Officer, i.e., CPPO or CPP Extensive experience in public sector procurement Master’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, or a related field Experience supervising staff in a collective bargaining environment Strong communication and relationship management skills and the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including various levels of government and the public.
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ventura/jobs/3659835/chief-procurement-officer The County is a great place to work with so much to offer. Ventura is an awesome California costal community with a great climate and all the best outdoors California has to offer! As CPO you will have a serious hand in supporting our hospitals, airports, sheriff, fire department, clinics, and critical infrastructure. It will be to your benefit to review JOC, Ventura Ordinance 4084, and the laws governing Counties in California. There's a solid team in place and we are growing! Good Luck - Cliff
Name: Michelle Antonetty
Phone: (805) 654-5129