The City of St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking applicants for its Procurement and Supply Management Director position. This is very responsible professional and managerial work directing the activities of the City’s Procurement Department and involves the research, development, formulation and execution of procurement and supply management programs for the City ($672 million 2021 operating budget) and the related capital improvement projects ($104 million in 2021). This position will direct and administer a responsible and accountable acquisition program for supplies and services; control the internal warehouse and inventory of supplies for distribution to requesting departments; dispose of surplus property; verify contract compliance; and secure the best values for the City through supplier collaboration, innovative supply chain practices, and technology. This position requires expertise in procurement, supply management and contract administration, and the use of considerable initiative, tact, and professional judgment in dealing with City employees, businesses, government officials, and the general public. Work also requires that the City complies with any procurement policies, rules, codes or laws and will include extensive contact with vendors, citizens, local businesses, City management, City Attorneys and frequent presentations to City Administration and City Council.