CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA
The City of Deerfield Beach is seeking a Purchasing Manager to provide exemplary support to the City departments, outside agencies, and vendors. The position is responsible for highly specialized, professional administrative and supervisory work to oversee the City purchasing and contract administration functions.
The City of Deerfield Beach is located on the beautiful east coast of southern Florida, in Broward County, and has a population of more than 80,000 residents. Deerfield Beach encompasses 15 square miles of land with a unique mix of urban and suburban living. The City is home to the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Park, People’s Trust Insurance, Southeast Toyota, The Learning Center headquarters, and other national and international businesses. Year-round tropical climate makes Deerfield Beach one of the most attractive places in the United States to call home. Its waterways and ocean access offer a boater and surfer paradise.
The Deerfield Beach city Commission is a five-member body elected for four (4) year terms, with a limit of two terms. The mayor is elected at-large, with four (4) commissioners elected by district. The City Commission operates professionally and cordially, exercising the legal powers of the City Charter.
The Purchasing Division is the central point of contact to secure commodities, goods and services using a best-value approach. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Purchasing Manager ensures the highest ethical and legal standards are observed to provide a fair and transparent procurement process. The Manager and a team of three (3) full-time employees oversee approximately $75 million in annual purchasing and contract transactions. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for leadership and direction to support provision of resources for City initiative, ensuring fiscal stewardship and accountability. As a key to the success of City services, the Purchasing Manager must identify priorities, meet and balance urgent needs and recognize contractor issues. Strategic thinking and an understanding of procurement complexities, particularly in the pandemic environment, are essential leadership qualities.
The Purchasing Manager has considerable interaction with public officials, the City Manager’s Office, city departments, managers, employees, contractors, and other government agencies. Problem solving with a range of contacts and strong communication skill in both small group and public settings is required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration or related field from an accredited university or college
• Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years procurement experience, preferable in local or state government, or an equivalent combination of related training and experience
• Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Procurement Professional (CPP), or equivalent professional certification
Salary range is $73,456 - $117,530 +/- DOQ. Actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. A 5% increase is awarded upon successful completion of six (6) months in position. The City offers an excellent array of benefits.
Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) professional references to Jim Dinneen, Vice President. This position will be open until filled/closed. Applications may be subject to Florida Sunshine Laws.
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