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DIRECTOR, Strategic Sourcing & Preference Program Management

Procurement Manager IV

Recruitment #24-003009-0001


The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) supports State and local government agencies, as well as local non-profit organizations and the citizens of Maryland, by providing facilities management, real estate and surplus property services, as well as security and law enforcement for State buildings. DGS is also responsible for a full spectrum of facilities engineering, design and construction services, almost $1 billion in annual contract administration, and overseeing the State procurement process. 

Here at DGS, we truly Do Great Service… Consider joining our team!





301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority (“at-will”).

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) is looking to hire a talented and experienced leader to fill the position of “Procurement Manager IV (Director, Strategic Sourcing & Preference Program Management).” This position manages the Office of State Procurement’s (OSP) Strategic Sourcing & Preference Program Management Office in meeting the requirements of the Maryland State Finance and Procurement Annotated Code Articles, which includes Preferred Providers, Small Business Reserve (SBR), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Veteran-owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) programs. This position oversees the State’s relationships with the Preferred Providers: Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE), Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) and MD Works, the current Coordinating Entity (CE) for the State’s Employment Works Program (EWP), and also manages OSP’s Compliance Unit to track all subcontractor payments, including MBE and VSBE subcontractor payments, for all DGS contracts. 

The Director also serves as a member of the Pricing and Selection Committee (PSC) on behalf of DGS and is the designee for the Chief Procurement Officer for the Procurement Review Group (PRG), the group that makes the determination and subsequent recommendation of socioeconomic preference on specific State contracts. 

Additionally, this position will effectively identify, organize and leverage key supply and service categories for strategic sourcing opportunities. The Director will help to identify and partner with internal stakeholders to plan and harmonize activities and resources, in order to identify and leverage frequent enterprise needs via various contract models for supply and service solutions universally needed across the enterprise.


Duties include but are not limited to: 

- Oversees participation goal setting requests submitted to the SBR/MBE/VSBE Liaison and the Compliance Unit staff. 

- Ensures the Compliance Unit staff are monitoring and tracking assigned DGS or Statewide contracts for all subcontractor payments monthly, including MBE and VSBE subcontractors, for compliance reporting utilizing the State’s Advanced Purchasing and Inventory System (ADPICS) portion of the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) and eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA). Works with the Data Analytics & Reporting Program Manager to meet all reporting requirements to the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Woman Business Affairs (GOSBA) and the Board of Public Works (BPW). 

- Oversees the Strategic Sourcing Unit to identify and consolidate requirements and determine the timeframes for their procurement with the aim of having them when they are required.  Serves as the Procurement Operations Bureau’s point of contact for questions related to existing Statewide contracts. 

- Serves as the DGS member of the PSC to assist in meeting all statutory and regulatory obligations. Track MOU deliverables and terms, where applicable, and work with the EWP CE to mitigate issues with compliance to MOU terms. Monitor Preferred Provider contracts for compliance and work as the mediator for any performance issues that are not easily resolved. 

- Works in coordination with the Data Analytics & Reporting Program Manager to gather and collate data to assist in the preparation of reports required by law, regulation, policy, or special request that relate to subcontractor payment tracking, preferred provider contracts, statewide contracts, future procurement needs of DGS or other state agencies.


- Six (6) years of full-time experience in government procurement sourcing and award activities, contract management, procurement systems operations, procurement regulations and policies review, professional procurement training and certification, or procurement business services.

- Four (4) years of this experience should include responsibility for supervising Procurement Managers and lower-level Procurement Officers.


- Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university is preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills for interacting with executive and senior leadership, agency management, staff, subcontractors, preferred providers and other stakeholders.


Applicants must be willing to accept a Management Service position and serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority ("at-will").


1.  Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

2.  Employees in this classification, who have not already done so, must obtain and possess certification as a Procurement Profession from the Maryland Department of General Services within one year of appointment.


It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please include all experience and education that is related to this position.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date; information submitted after the closing date will not be considered.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week; you must include the time spent on such activities on your application.

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you will be required to submit a college transcript prior to being offered a position.  You may submit your transcript as part of the application process.

The examination for this position will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring authority to select employees for interviews.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

Please note, selected candidates may be required to complete and successfully pass a State and Federal fingerprint background check prior to being hired.

You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.


The State of Maryland offers a generous benefits package that includes:
- Tuition reimbursement for those who qualify
- Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities for many positions
- Free mass transit in Baltimore & Annapolis
- Generous paid leave that increases with years of service
- Paid holidays
- Health coverage with low out-of-pocket costs
- Employee & employer contributory pension plan  

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Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to – include “Procurement Manager IV” in the subject line of the e-mail.

This position is open until filled.

For questions, call our HR Office at 410-767-4985.
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DGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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