Colorado Springs Utilities Procurement and Contracting Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Procurement and Contracting Manager

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $110,000 to $130,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/4/18

Procurement and Contracting Manager

Colorado Springs Utilities is actively seeking a talented individual to lead its Procurement and Contracting department. In this position, you will guide a team of procurement professionals through strategic planning, goal setting, process improvement and implementation of new technology while ensuring the reliable supply of goods and services to support Colorado Springs Utilities and our mission to our community.

In addition, you will utilize your experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Leading change and effective change management

  • Developing and implementing successful long-term strategic plans supported by specific actionable initiatives that provide results

  • Creating a culture that embodies the Colorado Springs Utilities values

  • Motivating, challenging and developing a staff of professionals; setting meaningful goals and priorities on both a team and individual level

  • Actively participating in the Planning and Finance Division management team activities, including strategy development, execution and tactical engagements

  • Working with internal business partners to provide guidance and expertise on procurement activity

  • Strategically managing an annual spend of about $350 million

  • Evaluating potential synergies with departments that are highly engaged in purchasing activities

  • Writing and reviewing complex contractual agreements for large construction projects, information technology products and services, consulting engagements and other services.

  • Managing and developing supplier relationships and supplier performance

  • Policy development and process improvements

  • Managing the department operating budget

  • Maintaining and cultivating a positive, “can do” attitude and have a strong customer service perspective

Why should you apply? This job will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries, build relationships with vendors, and work with a team that prides itself on keeping customers first.

What will it take to be successful? Most candidates will come with ten (10) years progressively responsible experience, including at least five (5) years in a senior management or executive level. A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, or a closely related field is preferred. Experience in both contracting and supply chain management is preferred. Certification(s) such as CPP, CSCP, or CPSM are a plus.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled.Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager