Chief Procurement Officer

$91,603 - $137,404 yearly
  • City of Sierra Vista
  • Sierra Vista, AZ, USA
  • Sep 11, 2020
Full time Government Purchasing-Procurement

Job Description

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Under administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager, performs professional managerial work in directing procurement, contracting, and warehousing activities of the City.   Directs all programs and activities of the Procurement Division.  Serves as the principal public procurement official for the City and is responsible for the procurement of supplies, services, and construction in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. FLSA status: Exempt.

Serves as the principal purchasing official of the City.  Directs the preparation and evaluation of material, service, and construction solicitations, and serves as the central contract authority for the City, awarding all material, service, and construction contracts in accordance with the City procurement policy and all other applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures. 
Researches market sources and vendors to locate and ensure most cost effective and competitive pricing for goods and services, prepares and issues solicitation documents, receives and evaluates proposals and bids; awards or recommends the award of contracts. Conducts negotiations with suppliers on proposals, contracts, and contract claims. Reviews and executes contracts and purchase orders. Maintains the integrity of the public procurement process.  
Oversees the disposal, transfer and reutilization of City or government property and equipment consistent with state statute and City policy.
Heads the Project Review Committee which is composed of department heads and the City Manager/Assistant City Manager and is responsible for coordinating the design, review, and construction of capital projects. 
Supervises procurement staff and oversees the procurement function, including recommending policies and procedures to the Assistant City Manager.  Formulates strategic procurement plans for the City to maximize buying power and minimize inefficiencies.
Coordinates and monitors City projects, contracts, grants, and intergovernmental agreements as assigned.
Prepares, reviews, and revises Council resolutions, intergovernmental agreements, and other legal documents as requested by the Assistant City Manager.  Coordinates real estate transactions for the City.
Compiles, develops, recommends, and monitors division's annual budget.  Provides guidance to department heads and senior staff relative to the procurement function.
Supervises the development of division policy and operating procedures subject to City Purchasing Code and the Assistant City Manager.  Reviews the on-going procurement activities of other City departments and divisions, providing consultation, advice, and coaching to City staff.  Attends meetings with other City departments and outside agencies in discussing and coordinating procurement, with particular emphasis on construction and public works projects.


Bachelor's degree* in Purchasing, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance,  Materials Management, or closely related field; Master’s degree* preferred.

Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in procurement activities, including preparing and conducting complex procurements (RFPs, RFQs, IFBs) and supervisory responsibilities. 

Current certification as a NIGP-CPP, Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM), or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certifications or equivalent is preferred.