Under limited supervision, performs supervisory administrative and purchasing work that primarily involves planning, developing and implementing policy and procedures for negotiating and entering into contracts to procure services, including professional and construction, supplies and equipment for City departments at prices and quality standards that best benefit the City. Employee is responsible for supervising purchasing staff, preparing and reviewing and evaluating complex bid specifications, reviewing bid replies and proposals, awarding purchasing contracts, and administering contracts for materials, supplies and/or services.
Employee is also responsible for managing and maintaining inventories, and general bookkeeping duties associated with acquisition and transfer of supplies and equipment. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in determining proper contractual agreements to benefit the City, and for managing the purchasing program. Employee must also exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in frequent contact with vendors.
Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and/or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) professional certification required.
All interested applicants must submit an application online at www.suffolkva.us . Open until filled. EOE