Purchasing Manager

City of Buena Park
Until Filled


The Office of the City Manager is looking for an experienced professional Purchasing Manager. This position performs the full range of purchasing duties including requests for bids and proposals; sources and qualifies vendors; negotiates contracts and purchasing agreements, and directs and evaluates the work of the Buyer and Storekeeper. This position is open due to the retirement of the incumbent.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, decision-maker, and excellent communicator who relates well to people; has strong professional knowledge and technical skills; is responsive to City Manager priorities, and is an active team member who can execute assignments from beginning to end. This person will be well-organized, customer service oriented, collegial, and approachable.


The ideal candidate must possess the following characteristics:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of Municipal Code and Public Contract Law
  • Active Team Player
  • Problem solver – solution provider
  • Able to tactfully and professionally educate staff on purchasing guidelines
  • Effective and proven leadership and mentoring skills
  • Creative, passionate, and innovative
  • Able to manage multiple, changing priorities
  • Responsive and accountable

If you are a dynamic leader and meet the qualifications described below APPLY TODAY!



Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is required.  Seven years of experience in purchasing and vendor contract negotiations is required, including at least one year of experience supervising other purchasing staff. Public agency procurement experience is highly desirable.

Possession of Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M), Certified Purchasing Officer (C.P.P.O.), or Certified Professional Public Buyer (C.P.P.B.) designation is required.

Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required.


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