The Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is hiring a Director of Contracts and Procurement (Deputy Administrative Officer of the General Services Division) who will provide oversight, leadership, and strategic support to procurement, contracts administration, warehouse services, vehicle & equipment management, facilities management, and business and customer support services for the agency. The ideal candidate will be customer-focused, solutions oriented and possesses a strong understanding of principles and practices of effective public sector procurement, contract management, and knowledge of facilities and fleet operations, and be a trust builder, engaged leader, collaborative partner, and excellent communicator.
With headquarters in San Jose, Valley Water provides water supply, enhances streams and watersheds through creek restoration and habitat protection, and provides flood protection for homes, schools, business and roadways. In addition, Valley Water partners with other agencies to provide trails and open space for the community.
General Services (GSD) is a division within the Information Technology and Administrative Services Department. GSD provides management oversight, leadership, and strategic support to
Procurement (approximately $40M in annual purchases), Contracts Administration, Warehouse Services, Vehicle & Equipment Management, Facilities Management (11 buildings, 3 water plants and 50 housing units), and Business and Customer Support Services units.
The Deputy Administrative Officer (DAO), for General Services reports to the Chief Operating Officer of Information Technology and Administrative Services. This is an at-will position overseeing an approximate budget of $27M, and 4 direct reports who oversee approximately 65 staff. The DAO will work closely with other Deputy Officers in Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources and other executives at Valley Water.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Ideal candidate will be customer-focused, poses a strong understanding of principles and practices of effective public sector procurement programs, contract management, and knowledge of facilities and fleet operations. The Deputy will be an engaging and effective communicator, an inspirational leader, efficient and trusted.
Desired; one or all of the following:
Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.P.), Institute of Supply Management
Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Universal Public Procurement Certification Council
Certified Purchasing Supply Manager, (CPSM) Institute of Supply Management
Salary and Benefits: Annual Salary $203,798 - $263,161 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package, see the link above for more details.
HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by March 28th at:
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