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Procurement Manager

at City of Littleton, Colorado

Pay: $78,115 to $130,192/year
$78115 - $130192
Posted: 3/11/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2743663

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton is searching for an experienced Procurement Manager. 

The Procurement Manager will be a successful change agent who can develop strong relationships with senior leaders and build collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. This position will play a critical role in setting the strategic vision for the future of the procurement division. This person will be responsible for procurement of goods, supplies and services needed in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulation. In addition, they will supervise staff and implement process improvements that increase operational efficiencies, aggregate spend, ensure accuracy of data and promote a positive customer experience.

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America's best small cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks including a comprehensive benefit package with $0 deductible medical, a dedicated employee clinic, excellent retirement matches, generous paid time off, flexible schedule options, and wellness programs, just to name a few. To learn more, visit:  City of Littleton Careers.  

In addition to completing the online application materials, include a cover letter and tell us why you are the best candidate for this position. 

Starting salary is at/near $104,154.
This is an exempt position per FLSA.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities illustrate the primary activities and functions of this position.

  • Consults with and advises key stakeholders on procurement trends and problems; needed policies, standards and procedural rules; and vendor relations to most effectively meet the organization's goals;
  • Provide strategic procurement planning by coordinating with departments to: identify procurement needs, conduct pre-project planning, formulate procurement strategies and develop implementation plans and timelines;
  • Maintains the integrity of the public procurement process by ensuring that practices are consistent, open and designed to encourage maximum competition and best value procurements;
  • Defines procurement strategies ensuring alignment with organizational needs with a focus to maximize buying power and minimize inefficiencies;
  • Responsible for the competitive bidding process;
  • Continuously reviews policies and procedures governing procurement in order to improve upon and standardize the process;
  • Analyzes current procurement activities and recommends improvement through more efficient procurement methods, e-procurement, quantity discounts, standardization, annual contracts for recurring purchases, or cooperative purchasing;
  • Becomes a trusted advisor and technical expert to senior leadership and internal stakeholders;
  • Supervises staff who provide procurement duties, research and analysis;
  • Prepare and issue solicitation documents;
  • Reviews contracts and procurement agreements and coordinates approval through the City Attorney's Office as needed;
  • Assists the City Attorney's Office in revising standard contract clauses for use in contracts, solicitations and purchase agreements;
  • Responsible for resolving vendor performance issues and, when needed recommends suspension or debarment of vendors or persons for cause from consideration of award of contracts;
  • Ensures the maintenance of and retention compliance for purchasing records;
  • Monitors and analyzes legislative bills relating to procurement policies and standards;
  • Develop and conduct internal and external customers with procurement training;
  • Effectively communicate purchasing policies and procedures to personnel and interpret said policies and procedures as necessary;
  • Serves as the lead representative for the organization on local, statewide and/or national procurement committees;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in business, management or related field from an accredited college or university and,
  • 5 years or more of progressive experience in procurement management including progressive leadership and supervisory experience in a wide array of procurement functions in a complex organization either in the public or private sector, or
  • An equivalent combination of knowledge skills and abilities.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with municipal or other government purchasing;
  • National accredited certification as a CPPO or similar certification to be obtained within four (4) years of being placed in this position;
  • Considerable knowledge of available information system technologies, including ERP systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of business practices associated with the profession of governmental procurement, strategic sourcing, contracting, vendor performance management, and technology that serves these areas;
  • Ability to apply associated theories, methods, principles, and practices;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws, policies and procedures governing public procurement;
  • Considerable knowledge of procurement process disciplines including source-to-pay and procure-to-pay;
  • Dynamic leader of people with the ability to: create a compelling vision, demonstrate flexibility in approach, and motivate others to achieve desired results;
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to coach and develop others to do the same;
  • Ability to perform related duties requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, interpretive, and/or critical thinking;
  • Cultivate a positive work environment that fosters team and individual performance while enhancing accountability;
  • Ensures a culture that fosters creativity, growth, and innovation;
  • Outstanding management skills and ability to attract, retain, motivate and manage exceptional talent;
  • Proven strategic and critical thinking skills as well as an ability to execute;
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical skills and quantitative approach to decision making;
  • Skillful at aggregating spend in a complex and decentralized organization.
Supervisory Duties 
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates personnel; assigns, and directs work; addresses complaints and resolves issues;
  • Manages employee performance through meaningful, timely feedback and appraisals.

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