County Procurement and Contracts Manager

County of San Mateo


County of San Mateo

$9,974 - $12,466/Month


Are you a progressive manager with keen business acumen and a desire to lead a team of committed buyers and contract administrators to the next level of professional development? Do you have the proven experience to procure $400 million of supplies, equipment and related services? Do you want to work for a committed organization that provides exceptional services to the communities we serve? If so, we are looking for you! The County of San Mateo is seeking highly-qualified candidates for the position of County Procurement and Contracts Manager.


The Procurement and Contracts Manager (Manager) will direct the overall operations of the County's centralized purchasing division which is responsible for providing countywide procurement and contract services to ensure county departments obtain maximum value for each dollar spent and maintain compliance with all relevant County, State and Federal laws, ordinances and policies. To assist in these endeavors, the Manager will supervise a dedicated team of procurement professionals committed to exceptional customer service and fair, open, competitive, timely and ethical procurement practices. In addition, the Manager will oversee the final stages of implementing a new Contract Management System (CMS) and will manage and provide ongoing guidance, support and training for users. The County enters into more than 1,500 contracts annually.


The Ideal Manager:

  • Has at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing, at least two years of which involved direct management of staff engaged in procurement or contracting
  • Has demonstrated knowledge of and experience in government procurement and agreement administration
  • Is a strong administrator with skills and experience in planning, organizing, administering, reviewing and evaluating department procedures for procurement of services and related contracts, including budget development and management, and related administrative support activities
  • Has experience with relevant laws, regulations and policies that affect and/or regulate government procurement
  • Has experience implementing and managing a contracts management system and/or a procurement system
  • Is an effective communicator and relationship-builder who can successfully collaborate with multiple competing stakeholders, including customer departments, staff members, contractors and vendors
  • Is committed to maintaining a high standard of customer service
  • Is an effective change agent who can guide the team in adopting new systems or procedural changes
  • Has excellent communication, writing, proofreading and editing skills


Though not required, a designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPO) is strongly desired.


A typical way to qualify would be the possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field AND eight years of professional procurement experience, including contract administration and development of formal specifications, preferably in a local government setting. A minimum of three years of staff management experience is required.


Final Filing Deadline:  June 25, 2018


To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. EOE



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