$51.06-$80.11 Hourly / $8,850.40-$13,885.73 Monthly / $106,204.80-$166,628.80 Yearly
Plans, develops, organizes, coordinates and directs city purchasing activities, including all purchases by the city and all contracts for the furnishing to the city of supplies, printing, materials, equipment, machinery, appliances and other commodities; maintenance of bidder lists; maintenance of inventory, control of supply operations, disposition of excess or obsolete city materials, etc.
Consults with city department directors, managers and other employees to clarify purchasing policy and to provide technical assistance regarding proposals, solicitation of bids, etc.; consults and confers with city officials and executive staff relative to purchasing policies and program.
Reviews, approves, disapproves or revises city department purchase requisitions within a designated dollar range; reviews city department purchase requisitions for goods or services over a specified dollar amount and, if approved, initiates process for required documentation and routing through Legal, Budget, Finance and the Mayor’s Office, and for final approval by Council.
Provides direction to management, supervisory, buying, inventory, and specification staff of the department to assure consistency of policy, procedure and requirements; communicates with vendor representatives to resolve issues such as bid protests; serves as chief purchasing official for all matters relating to MBD policies and program.
Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops and evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes.
Performs related work as required.
Extensive knowledge of: principles, procedures, ethical standards and priorities of governmental purchasing; modern developments, current literature and sources of information relating to purchasing activities; application of data processing and accounting to purchasing procurement and inventory maintenance and records.
Considerable knowledge of: federal and state laws relating to governmental purchasing; municipal administration and organization; modern management practices and procedures.
Ability to: plan, direct, assign and coordinate the work of professional, paraprofessional and administrative support employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other employees, vendors and the general public; set clear objectives and measures to monitor process, progress and results; plan, organize and refine procedures.
Skill in: research and analysis of data.
Certification through the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing or the National Association for Purchasing Management highly recommended.
Possession of a valid Florida drivers license required.