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Purchasing Manager

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 10681657
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
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The City of Fort Worth has a Purchasing Manager job available in our Financial Management Services Department – Purchasing Division.  In this senior level position you will assist in managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities and operations of the Purchasing Division. You will also oversee the procurement of goods, services, and materials for city departments as well as enforce and interpret purchasing laws, policies and procedures; negotiate and maintain contracts for services provided; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and provide complex administrative support. Our mission is to maintain the public’s trust through sound financial management and provide exceptional customer service.
Purchasing Manager job duties include the following:
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing programs, delivery methods and procedures.
  • Work with employees on the continuous improvement of purchasing programs.
  • Review all formal contracts, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Quotes and related documents.
  • Coordinate public bid openings for formal bid advertisements is essential.
  • Monitor expenditures and procurement practices to ensure all purchasing is conducted in compliance with State and city approved policies and procedures.
  • Assists City Council, upper management, city departments and vendors with procurement related issues.
  • Serve as the liaison for the purchasing division with other divisions, departments and outside agencies.
  • Negotiate and resolve sensitive or controversial issues.
  • Influence, supervise, train team members, and assist in performance evaluations.
  • Work independently under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Finance – Purchasing Division.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
    Minimum job qualifications include the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field.
  • At least five years of increasing responsible experience in purchasing or contract administration.
  • At least two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
  • At least two years in purchasing for public agencies.
    Preferred qualifications include the following:
  • Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation preferred. Successful candidate will be expected to obtain this certification within 12 months of date of eligibility from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).
  • PeopleSoft purchasing systems experience as well as general knowledge of municipal purchasing laws, policies and procedures highly preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in software implementation.
  • Have knowledge of principles and practices of negotiating contracts for goods and services, as well as, best business practices for purchasing for a public entity, federal and state purchasing laws, city ordinances, purchasing policies and procedures, public purchasing ethics and cost benefit analysis. Materials, supplies and equipment typically used in municipalities and the source for such products.

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