Responsible managerial work directing and coordinating materials management services for all City departments. Work is performed under administrative direction with minimal supervision. Plans, directs and coordinates the materials management programs for the City through work plans, bid specifications and budgets. Administers bidding process and contracts for vendor performance/compliance within established limits (e.g. prepare specifications, evaluate bids, recommend vendors, conduct bid meetings, etc.) for the purpose of securing items and/or services within budget and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Directs the Purchasing Agents in the development of commodity standards for the purchase of materials, supplies, capital equipment and contract services. Directs the Chief Material Handling Specialist in developing methods and procedures for requisition, receiving, storing, issuing and recording stock items. Advises each department in proper record and report procedures for acquisition, inventory and disposition of materials and supplies. Supervises the Print Shop and establishes priorities for equipment utilization; supervises the mail room and messenger activities. Prepares reports from maintained records, including a physical inventory audit. Performs related work as required.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration or a related field. Extensive responsible supervisory experience, preferably in public purchasing, with knowledge of stores/warehouse operations. Prefer CPPO or CPM certification. Experience in implementing and administering SBE/LBE programs highly desirable. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Demonstrated expertise in independently drafting and analyzing RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s, ITB’s, contracts, business documents and/or other agreements while assuring compliance with applicable laws, guidelines and contract terms. Experience with State of Florida CCNA requirements. Possess strong negotiation skills. Knowledge of computerized purchasing and inventory systems. Ability to analyze a variety of procurement problems and make proper recommendations on the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment and services and negotiate terms of a contract. Ability to interact effectively with the public and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to effectively communicate and interact with elected and appointed officials, other employees, and the public. Ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Ability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment. No significant moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, and pulling. Sedentary position with the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical abilities include frequent light moving up to 10 lbs. and occasionally up to 20 lbs., walking, standing, pushing, reaching and grasping. The noise level in this environment is usually quiet in an inside office setting. Possession of a valid Florida driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
Work Days/Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Position is open until filled.