Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Polk County, IA

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Procurement Chief Operating Officer

This is a courtesy posting for a non-merit position.

As Chief operating Officer for the Central Procurement Enterprise (CPE) of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), this position is responsible for overall procurement strategic and mission critical vision, leadership, direction, and execution on a statewide basis for state agencies, both on and off the Capitol Complex. The position serves as an integral member of the DAS Executive Leadership Team. In addition to establishing and implementing strategy and providing leadership to CPE, this position is responsible for the direction, analysis, management, execution, and utilization of all procurement services and programs statewide and is directly responsible for a variety of tasks and duties including, but not limited to:

· Developing and executing short, immediate, and long term strategies and business plans consistent with the goals and objectives of the Director.
· Leading, directing, and evaluating the efforts of CPE Bureau Chiefs and their staff to ensure programs and services are meeting the needs and expectations of the department, state agencies, and the public.
· Serving as the Director’s surrogate and performing all duties in the Director’s absence, as assigned. Serving as a catalyst within DAS to implement change consistent with the goals and objectives of the Director. Creating a team environment that emphasizes and recognizes the performance and the contributions of identified DAS employees.
· Collaborating with CPE Bureau Chiefs and staff to thoughtfully resolve issues and to refine and improve the operations of CPE. This involves working closely with the DAS Customer Council, state agencies, collective bargaining units, CPE staff, and the public.
· Continually review services, performances, and costs to ensure that CPE services are affordable, high quality, and competitively priced.
· Provide meaningful, thoughtful, and timely information, advice, and counsel to the Director which may be provided to or shared with the Governor’s Office, DOM, the legislature, state agencies, or the public on all aspects of CPE. Provide assistance to the Director, Governor’s office, and DOM that might be of a confidential nature. Continually improve working relationships with the customers of DAS and with Executive and Legislative branch decision makers.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university and experience equal to seven years of progressively responsible full-time management oriented work in a recognized administrative support area, e.g., finance, personnel, engineering, law, regulation, human resource management, data processing, program research or evaluation.

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