Valley Water
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Procurement and Consultant Contracts Manager
Valley Water
Annual Salary $169,250 - $216,195 DOE/DOQ
PLUS an Excellent Benefits Package!
“Providing Silicon Valley with safe, clean water
 for a healthy life, environment, and economy.”
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The Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is seeking an organization-wide Procurement and Consultant Contracts Unit Manager. The Procurement and Consultant Contracts Unit is in the General Services Division, a centralized service division that also provides warehouse services, vehicle and equipment management, facilities management, and business and customer support services across the organization. Being centralized, this position will interface with multiple departments and oversee, guide, and develop, a team of 14. The ideal candidate is a hands-on working manager with prior experience managing a complex purchasing division/department, and an expert in the field with a strong understanding of principles and practices of effective public sector procurement and consultant contracts management, preferably in California. They will balance a customer-service approach with adherence to procurement best practices. They are solutions oriented, strategic, and will effectively navigate the complexities of a union-represented workforce. The ideal candidate is also a relationship builder who drives process improvement and operates with a strong ethical framework that upholds public trust. If you are a seasoned professional in purchasing and consultant contracts management looking to leverage your expertise in a dynamic and complex environment, apply today!



The ideal candidate will leverage their expert knowledge and experience in public sector procurement and consultant contracts management, effectively managing competing customer needs and complex projects while demonstrating effective communication and political acumen. The ideal candidate should also be personable, approachable, self-directed, motivated, and resilient. This Manager will be flexible, encourage collaboration, and be an adept relationship builder. They will have proven leadership experience and be enthusiastic about developing their team and fostering a collaborative, inclusive and positive work environment. They have a “can do” attitude and will operate with a strong ethical framework and strive to uphold public trust.