Purchasing Team Lead, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $63,180 – $80,560 annually

Job Description:

Join one of the highest fiscally rated entities in the country. The City of Durham’s Finance Department promotes sound management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars by helping the City Council, City Manager and City departments manage their financial resources and leading risk management administration and training. If sound fiscal management is what you’re about, join our team! This position is devoted to providing professional procurement and contract administrator on services to the City. Provides first-level supervision to a minimum of two or more professional level (exempt) employees and oversee the day-to-day operations of a procurement unit as well as the disposal of surplus property. Responsible for supervising the purchasing division; recommending purchases and contracts; monitoring budgets expenditures; directing bidding and contracting activities; managing the disposal of surplus property; ensuring compliance with laws and regulations; ensuring proper reporting and preparing and conducting training.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of the purchasing division;
  • Supervises staff including planning, assigning, and evaluating work;
  • Develops and conducts training;
  • Reviews and approves major purchases and contracts; directs competitive bidding and contract administration;
  • Monitors budget and expenditures; and ensures compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates the preparation of and/or prepares, maintains, reviews, and/or approves reports, contracts, agreements, training materials, and other documents;
  • Supervises the maintenance and update of databases and online systems; and supervises the research and analysis of procurement information.
  • Supervises surplus property disposal, inventory responsibilities, procurement card issuance and set up, and mail and printing services.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in business or public administration, accounting, or directly related field
  • Five years of municipal government procurement experience
  • Two years of supervisory experience

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer, Certified Purchasing Manager, and/or Certified Public Purchasing Officer certifications are preferred.