The City of Rochester is Minnesota's third-largest City and is consistently known as one of the best places to live. Home of the world renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester's population nears 110,000. Rochester Public Utilities is seeking a Purchasing and Materials Manager who works in a highly visible supervisory position with responsibility to provide results driven leadership to the purchasing, shipping/receiving and stores services for the RPU. Key areas of accountability includes, hands-on participation in department activities, planning, budgeting, purchasing, resource management, scheduling, training, supplier network, best practices, quality, and continuous improvement of assigned areas.
The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification.
Actively support RPU's mission, goals, objectives, and strategies, and promotes them within the utility.
Monitor industry trends and best practices, recommend necessary changes to Senior Leadership.
Identify and develop strategic suppliers/partnerships to support RPU's business goals.
Manage the utility procurement and inventory activities to ensure that services rendered facilitate the operation of the utility in the most efficient and economical manner.
Establish divisional goals and objectives that provide best in class materials performance for the organization.
Establish and track meaningful divisional reports, measurements and metrics.
Analyze reports, measurements and external benchmarks/metrics to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
Manage all the division functions such that goals and objectives are consistently achieved.
Manage the utilities liability, property and risk management programs. This includes but is not limited to insurance and vendor compliance with utility or city risk management requirements.
Supervise staff by planning and overseeing daily tasks and activities, participating in the hiring process, coordinating training activities, establishing procedures and guidelines, evaluating job performance, coaching for improvement and recommending personnel actions.
Adhere to policies, procedures and ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the division.
Deliver continuous improvement in supplier delivery, quality and cost.
Ensure timely receipt of materials to support the various needs of the internal customers.
Manage contracts to protect RPU's interests.
Provide best in class service to our internal customers in order to allow them to provide best in class service to our external customers.
Oversee the development of bidding process and writes and reviews bid specifications.
Review and approve complex contracts and the release of contract retainers when projects are complete.
Minimize overall inventory value while not compromising safety and service.
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of master and transactional data in the system.
Create procedures, controls and reporting for the effective management of inventory including regular reconciliation of physical inventory.
Support the RPU work management process by ensuring materials are procured and staged when and where required.
Maintain warehouse and outdoor storage areas in an orderly, efficient, and safe manner.
Ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations for the area of responsibility.
Fully embrace RPU's quality system to identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement.
Participate in RPU's standards committee to develop standard specifications for the material that RPU requires.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary range $91,579 to $107,738, depending on qualifications, with advancement to $134,673.