Director of Procurement/Contract Manager

  • Company: City of Long Beach, NY
  • Location: Long Beach, New York 11561 United States
  • Salary: $110,000
  • Date Posted: April 29, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 30, 2022


Long Beach, NY (33, 275) is seeking a Director of Procurement/Contract Manager. This position is responsible for directing and managing the Purchasing Department of the City and is charged with the power to maintain contract compliance and the City's contract management program. The candidate for Director of Procurement/Contract Manager will be a person of the highest integrity and is expected to be visible in the organization, exhibit strong leadership abilities, and practice sound management skills. The candidate should be a motivated self-starting team leader and have the ability to coach and develop employees.


The City of Long Beach is looking for an ethical individual that shows empathy and communicates effectively with all stakeholders, residents, and employees. The City is looking for a positive and flexible team player who is committed to the well-being of the staff and is supportive of others in the organization. BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE The City is seeking a Director of Procurement/Contract Manager. This position which reports to the City Comptroller carries full responsibility for the management of the City's Purchasing Department. This includes purchasing contract management and compliance, purchasing of all supplies, materials, and equipment required by all City departments, and related work. The duties of the Director of Procurement/Contract Manager include, but are not limited to, working with appropriate City officials and staff to formulate policies and procedures for the purchase of all supplies, materials, and equipment, in accordance with applicable laws and governing regulations, and implementing and ensuring compliance with necessary controls and auditing requirements. The highest ethical standards in the preparation of bids and award of contracts are required. DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES Thorough knowledge of the laws, principles, practices, and procedure involved in public bidding, purchasing, and materials; good organizational skills; ability to deal effectively with vendors and sales representatives; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations; ability to manage and supervise the work of others; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; sound professional judgment; integrity; initiative; ability to perform in a reasonable manner the essential functions of the position. CANDIDATES REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in large scale public purchasing, two (2) years of which must be at a supervisory level. • Candidates will be required to take a Civil Service examination and be reachable on the resulting eligible list pursuant to NYS Civil Service Law.

Application Process

The starting salary will be $110,000+/- DOQE. The City also offers an excellent benefits package. Apply at with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by May 30, 2022. Position open until filled. EOE. Questions may be addressed to the attention of Ryan Cotton, Vice President, GovHR USA. Tel: 847-380-3240 ext. 114. The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen for merit and fitness without regard to race, color, creed, or national origin.

Contact Info

Name: Ryan Cotton
Phone: 847-380-3240
Closing Date: May 30, 2022