City of Tacoma WA Purchasing Manager in Tacoma, Washington
$112,278.40 - $158,080.00 Annually
6/5/2023 5:00 PM Pacific
Are you an experienced leader with a talent for procurement and a commitment to excellence looking for a role that allows you to provide meaningful change at the City? If so, t he City of Tacoma's Finance Department, Procurement and Payables Division is looking for a Purchasing Manager who understands the ins and outs of public agency procurement. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the coordination of competitive solicitation of Citywide contracts, emergency, informal and formal sealed procurement activities.
As the City implements a new procurement software, you will be a key player in ensuring your team's success by being a forward thinker and coordinating your team's efforts. You will be focused on understanding your customer's needs and identifying gaps or areas that can be improved within the new system. By championing process improvements, you'll help your team to deliver outstanding results.
In addition to your leadership and customer focus, you'll also be responsible for managing the division's budget, analyzing reports as needed, and establishing purchasing policies and procedures using best business practices. You'll play a key role in establishing standards for division operations and acting on the division manager's behalf as required.
If you're ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to make a real impact on the City of Tacoma's procurement processes.
WHY WORK FOR THE CITY?
The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Olympic Peninsula.
The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.
For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits.
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration or directly related field
6 years of progressively responsible procurement experience including 1 year prior lead/supervisory experience
*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education
Professional certification through accredited Public or Private purchasing/procurement organizations is desired (CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, etc.) Experience in SAP/Ariba business software or related integrated procurement software.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing their responsibilities as it relates to this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process.
Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview and work assessment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.
The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.
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For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.
The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.
Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.
Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.
Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.
Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.
Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.
Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.
Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at www.cityoftacoma.org or by calling (253) 502-8200.
Other Employment Information
Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.
Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.
Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.
Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
Do you have an equivalent combination to a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration or directly related field AND 6 years of progressively responsible procurement experience including 1 year prior lead/supervisory experience? (Please note experience and education can be substituted on a year for year basis)
Do you have experience with procurement of public works and improvements?
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