Procurement Director

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Job Code: PD23-92
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 5th February 2024
Sunday, 5th May 2024
Department: Finance
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Grade 32 ; Salary Range $92,622 to $156,368 | Salary determined by departmental budget- Offer commensurate with experience

Job Description:


This is a senior-level professional position that provides a range of procurement services to the HOC Finance department.  The Procurement Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction, and oversees all procurement activities to include the efficient sourcing, purchasing, and contracting of goods and services in alignment with the Agency’s goals and objectives. This leadership role demands exceptional negotiation skills, a deep understanding of procurement best practices, and the ability to cultivate strong vendor relationships. The Procurement Director will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and colleagues across the agency to optimize the procurement process and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement a clear procurement strategy in line with the Agency's objectives and budgetary considerations.
  • Provide guidance and support to the procurement team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and best practices to enhance the procurement process.

Procurement Management:

  • Oversee all procurement activities, including sourcing, bidding, negotiating, and contracting for goods, services, and equipment.
  • Evaluate suppliers' performance and conduct periodic reviews to ensure they meet quality, cost, and delivery standards.
  • Develop and implement procurement policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and compliance.

Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, fostering a collaborative and mutually beneficial partnership.
  • Identify potential suppliers, conduct supplier evaluations, and negotiate favorable terms and conditions.
  • Monitor supplier performance and address any issues that may arise.

Cost Optimization:

  • Analyze procurement data and market trends to identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising quality or service.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify their procurement needs and requirements, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.

Contract Management:

  • Oversee the creation and management of contracts, ensuring they are legally sound and meet the organization's needs.
  • Monitor contract compliance and handle any contract-related disputes.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and assess potential risks in the procurement process and develop strategies to mitigate them. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and ethical procurement practices.

Performance Metrics:

  • Define and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness of the procurement department and drive continuous improvement.
  • Prepare and present regular procurement performance reports to senior management.

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, or a related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
  • Considerable experience (7 years) in a leadership role within the procurement department or a related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement best practices, industry trends, and regulations.
  • Strong negotiation, contract management, and vendor evaluation skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team management skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to use data to drive decisions.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Professional certifications such Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) are advantageous.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Low income residents in Montgomery County with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

HOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. HOC promotes a drug-free workplace.

HOC conducts criminal background checks, employment reference checks, and where applicable, reviews driving records in determining suitability for employment. Selected applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Employment is contingent upon drug and alcohol test results.