Procurement Manager

City of Olathe, KS

Job Details

  • Job Function: Purchasing Director; Division Manager
  • Salary: $57,900 - $74,230.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 125,872
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  • Where: 100 East Santa Fe Street , Olathe, KS 66061
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 27 2018


The City of Olathe's Resource Management Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing and supervising the operations the City's centralized procurement and purchasing card program. Performs duties involved in the procurement and contracting for materials, supplies, services, and equipment for City departments and operations; facilitate purchasing projects; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Manage work with various City departments and divisions in developing solicitations through Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI); Invitations for Bids (IFB), and Requests for Quotations (RFQ). This includes determining proper procurement methods and recommending alternative procurement methods if appropriate.

Assist City departments and divisions in developing detailed evaluation criteria during a formal solicitation including qualitative appraisal, mathematical formula and weighting of criteria based on the scope of work and departmental needs. Provide assistance to evaluation committee on technical, procurement, and procedural matters.

Develop new opportunities for competitive purchasing and cost savings by studying price trends and market conditions.

Recommend contract award and prepare award recommendation documents for City Council meetings. Upon City Council approval, execute and distribute contracts to the vendor and City Department.

Oversee the disposal of City surplus, salvage and obsolete equipment.
Administer the City's purchasing card program.

Develop and implement goals, objectives, and policies for programs related to procurement. Ensure compliance with City procurement regulations, policies and procedures.

Coach, lead, motivate, develop and evaluate assigned personnel.

Other duties as assigned.

Experience: 5 – 7 years of experience in purchasing, including 2 years supervisory responsibility.

Education: Bachelors Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or related field.

Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) certificate issued by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

Must successfully pass a supplemental background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

The City of Olathe offers competitive pay and time off and an exceptional benefits package, including medical (with free Wellbeing Center services), dental, vision, life and disability coverage to eligible employees and dependents. In addition, we offer multiple opportunities for retirement savings including a 457 deferred compensation plan and State of Kansas retirement plan. Additional perks include an employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and a robust Employee Wellbeing program.