Purchasing Services Manager

  • Company: Dorchester County, South Carolina
  • Location: Summerville/St. George, South Carolina 29483
  • Salary: $78,382 to $86,220
  • Date Posted: December 19, 2022


• Directs and manages County-wide procurement functions to ensure compliance with federal, state and County regulations and procedures. • Supervises assigned staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending and approving employee discipline; and recommending discharge as appropriate. • Serves as the County's chief procurement official and approves all requisitions which rise to that level under the code. • Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; and offers advice and assistance as needed. • Procures or approves the procurement of a variety of commodities, equipment, machinery and services necessary for the operation of all County departments. • Reviews purchase requisitions submitted by user departments; monitors and reviews the purchasing activities of department buyers. • Manages the procurement system's accounts payable functions. • Prepares and administers requests for proposals or requests for qualifications and bid solicitations as requested from user departments. • Evaluates bids, proposals and quotes. • Coordinates and prepares reports for fuel usage and detention center food program. • Administers property control/fixed asset program; manages the disposal of all obsolete, used, excess or surplus assets. • Maintains County insurance and bond policies. • Ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time. • Establishes and implements County-wide procedures for the procurement of goods and services. Provides training to user departments regarding Purchasing procedures as well as P-Card policies and procedures as needed. • Consults with department heads and personnel concerning current and future purchasing and contract needs, concerns and problems; • Coordinates department activities and functions with those of other County departments and outside agencies as appropriate. • Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance from County personnel, elected officials and citizens regarding areas of responsibility. • Attends staff, committee and County meetings as required. • Attends training, meetings, seminars and/or workshops to enhance job knowledge and skills. • Performs emergency operations duties as assigned. • Performs other related job duties as assigned


Qualifications Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in procurement, business, accounting, finance or closely related field. Requires at least five (5) years of related work experience including experience in management. Special Qualifications: Must possess or be able to obtain Certified Public Procurement Officer designation within 3 years of employment.

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Contact Info

Name: Jessica Carraher