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Procurement Officer

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Main duties:

  • Provide general supervision to all staff in purchasing activities including planning, directing, and coordinating the purchasing activities for the organization
  • Development and implementation of new contract management system; monitor renewal dates and correspond with staff
  • Initiate strategic procurement planning
  • Review, revise, and maintain procurement policies and procedures
  • Develop and conduct procurement training programs for staff related to procurement
  • Review major purchases and contracts to ensure compliance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Serve as the lead for gathering responses, answering questions, and providing updates for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Maintain the integrity of the public procurement process
  • Research and identify potential sources for procurement of goods and services

Desirable Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, public administration, business law, finance, or closely related field
  • Minimum three (3) years progressively responsible experience in governmental or other public sector purchasing
  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of governmental procurement and supply-chain management
  • Knowledge of laws, policies and procedures governing public procurement
  • Ability to develop effective and cooperative working relationships with other departments, employees, suppliers and other public agencies
  • Ability to coordinate, manage, problem solve, strategize, schedule, analyze, and plan
  • Ability to use judgement and initiative in making recommendations and resolving problems that are highly complex and sensitive in nature
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to all levels of the organization. This includes the ability to convey complex and technical subjects in a clear, concise and positive manner
  • Ability to adhere to and maintain a consistent level of confidentiality and impartiality during the procurement process and as dictated by quiet period provisions.

Benefits:

  • Insurance benefits, including medical, vision and dental
  • Participation in SURS retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays
  • Business casual attire

Apply for this Position

Applicants should submit a completed SURS application, current resume, and a dated cover letter to humanresources@surs.org. This position is subject to a background check as terms of hire.

SURS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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