The General Services Department seeks an experienced purchasing professional to become a Contract and Procurement Manager
Starting salary up to $46.33/hour ($96,696.28/year) and a cash allowance of approximately $600/month. Plus, a cash contribution of $342 per pay period, estimated to end no later than 07/10/19*
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500, and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
The Contract and Procurement Manager is an integral team member in a Division that supports 28 County departments with the formation of RFPs and contract execution. This position oversees day-to-day operations of the County's centralized purchasing function (including a highly-automated, closed-loop bidding system), and supervises the work of Purchasing Division personnel. The Contract and Procurement Manager executes contracts and assists the Purchasing Agent in planning and organizing purchasing activities for the County. The Contract and Procurement Manager may act for the Purchasing Agent during periods of absence.
The ideal candidate will be:
A highly motivated, dedicated purchasing manager with the ability to support a wide array of goods, services, and construction activities in difficult and specialized commodity areas
An excellent communicator, who interacts effectively with staff, department liaisons, and vendors
Well-versed in managing requests for proposals, requests for information, as well as contract formulation and administration
A seasoned negotiator, able to procure the best price and terms available in the market
An experienced trainer, helping users to fully utilize an automated purchasing system
A professional procurement manager, certified as a Certified Professional Supply Manager (C.P.S.M.), Certified Professional Public Buyer (C.P.P.B.), or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (C.P.P.O.), or equivalent
*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
For more information, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 8/22/18
Internal Number: 18/08-0337-O
About County of Sonoma
ABOUT THE COUNTY ORGANIZATION
The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collegiality.
The County enjoys stability in leadership, with four of the five Board members serving a second, third or fifth term. This is further demonstrated by a strong group of department heads. The department heads routinely team with middle management on a variety of successful projects. Historically, labor relations have been stable, with most employees working under long-term MOUs; however, over the next few years, the County will be going through the contract negotiation process with the majority of the bargaining units.