Purchasing Manager Annual salary range: $86,715.62 to $150,039.76 The city provides an excellent benefits package. Application deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019
Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the most populous city in the County of Ventura with almost 210,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Although agriculture remains a major industry, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy.
Oxnard is a full-service general law city operating under the council-manager form of government. The City Council consists of an elected Mayor holding a two-year term and six council members elected by district for four-year overlapping terms. Also directly elected are the City Clerk and City Treasurer. The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney.
The Purchasing Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer and oversees the daily operations of the purchasing and contracting functions for the City to ensure that material and service requirements are met in a timely, efficient, effective and ethical manner. The Purchasing Manager provides oversight of all purchases in compliance with the City’s purchasing ordinance, procurement policies and procedures and all Federal and State rules and regulations in a centralized purchasing and contracting structure. This includes managing the City’s inventory of consumable supplies and managing the logistics operation which distributes materials between City facilities.
The ideal candidate will be an energetic and collaborative team builder with excellent communication and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will exercise sound judgment and deductive reasoning; interpret, explain, and diplomatically enforce procurement policies and procedures; effectively procure quality products, services, and equipment on a timely basis at competitive prices; analyze, evaluate, and modify complex purchasing methods and procedures; analyze and evaluate products and price variables requiring in-depth research; evaluate technical and functional specifications prepared by departments for accuracy and appropriate content; prepare accurate and legally correct complex specifications and contracts; prepare clear, concise and detailed statistical reports, including recommendations. The selected candidate will be able to present alternative options and creative solutions in addressing challenging procurement issues. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Business Management, or a related field AND a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible procurement and contracting management experience in a complex organization or government agency is required. Purchasing certifications (CPM, CPSM, CPPB, CPPO) are highly desirable.