Procurement Manager

$80,430 - $105,823 yearly
  • City of Naperville
  • Naperville, IL, USA
  • Jul 05, 2024
Full time Accounting Finance

Job Description

The City of Naperville is seeking applicants for the role of Procurement Manager to plan, direct and coordinate the purchasing activities for the organization. The Procurement Manager is responsible for the overall development and implementation of purchasing policies, procedures and strategies to ensure effective delivery of public services at the best possible value. The position provides direct oversight and management of the City’s procurement team, which includes four procurement officers and one contract specialist. The City is especially interested in candidates with a proven track record in government procurement.


  • Manages, directs and organizes all activities of the procurement team, including assignment of work activities and monitoring of workflow.
  • Provides policy advice to the City administration, assuring City procurement processes are in line with the Procurement Code.
  • Promotes collaborative procurement efforts to drive efficiency across departments and with other municipal entities and vendors. 
  • Directs and participates in the analysis, review and award of all City bids and proposals in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and procedures.
  • Prepares reports and communications related to procurement activities and trends in the marketplace that could/will impact City procurements.
  • Builds and nurtures relationships with business partners including City departments, external vendors, Finance Department peers and other key groups.
  • Confers with departmental representatives to determine purchasing needs and specifications.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations based on cost/benefit analysis of purchases.
  • Identifies potential vendors and suppliers.  Maintains relationships with vendors and keeps informed of new products, market conditions and prices.  
  • Responsible for the follow-up on any contract non-performance issues with vendors.
  • Attends City Council meetings, as required, to explain bids, proposals, and waiver of bid recommendations.  
  • Recommends the transfer of materials, supplies and equipment to or between departments and manages the sale/trade of equipment that may become surplus, obsolete or unusable.
  • Recommends the revision of rules and regulations in the Purchasing Ordinances.


Required Credentials and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, finance, purchasing, or a related field required.  
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible purchasing experience.
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
  • Valid IL driver’s license.

Preferred Credentials and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Purchasing, or a related field.  
  • Certified Public Purchasing Official (CPPO) Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) designation.
  • Government experience. 

Additional Information

The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 150,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live.  The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area.  It’s also a great place to work!  Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.



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