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Chief Procurement Officer

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EmployerCity of Palo Alto
Street Address 250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Website URL www.macservices.us

The City of Palo Alto in conjunction with Material and Contract Services, LLC, a leader in Supply Chain Solutions, is seeking qualified candidates for the City’s Chief Procurement Officer position.

The City of Palo Alto, California, located in the heart of Silicon Valley with easy access to San Francisco and major cultural events, sporting attractions, educational institutions and outdoor activities, has a great career position for a Chief Procurement Officer. If you are seeking a chance to improve your career with an innovative city, expand your horizons in culture, sports, and live in an environment with great weather, this position will be an excellent prospect.

The city is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose. Palo Alto is a college town of approximately 65,000residents and over 7,000 businesses. Palo Alto is a global center of technology and innovation where many world class businesses have their corporate or regional headquarters The Stanford University attracts the most diverse students, faculty and scientists from all around the world. Palo Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. This exciting mix of tradition and innovation makes Palo Alto an extraordinary place in which to live and work. Unique among California cities, Palo Alto is a full-service municipality that owns and operates its gas, electric, water, sewer, refuse and storm drainage services at very competitive rates for its customers. Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated. An abundance of local pride and numerous neighborhood organizations contribute to Palo Alto’s charming historic and upscale commercial and residential areas. The excellent Palo Alto school district ranks in the top of public school systems in California.

The Chief Procurement Officer will manage and control the City’s procurement spend budget of $241 million and a staff of eight procurement professionals and two to three contract employees. The City’s annual budget is approximately $470 million. The Purchasing Division’s budget is $1.4 million. THE CPO reports to the Assistant Director of the Administrative Services Department. The Manager will be empowered to administer and direct procurement programs that create a balance between procurement controls and the needs of the City’s operating departments. Candidates should have a strong background in services contracting and an in-depth understanding of preparing Request for Proposal documents, negotiating and awarding multi-million dollar contracts and administering the contracts. The Manager will possess above average skills in preparing scope of work, project deliverable and contract close out statements for the RFP. Excellent knowledge and experience in public and State of California procurement code is required. Candidates will have great communication skills and possess an ability to collaborate with operating department managers, and a demonstrated ability to inspire division employees to achieve a high level of professional services.

The Chief Procurement Officer is responsible for the management of the Purchasing Division of the Administrative Services Department which includes the functional areas of purchasing and contracts administration. The position is responsible for developing policies and procedures in compliance with federal, state, and municipal code requirements that assure efficient, cost- effective and quality services. The Procurement Division interacts with operating divisions to include airport, gas electric and waste water, and refuse disposal.
Candidates should possess a Bachelor Degree in Business, Public Administration or Materials Management, from an accredited University or College, Master’s Degree and CPM or CAPPO certification are highly desirable. The City has excellent benefit programs including retirement, medical and vacation and holiday programs. A relocation program is available. The salary level range for the position is up to $147, 000 per year, depending on qualifications, salary history and experience.

If you are looking for expanding and improving your career and can meet or exceed the abovementioned qualifications, send your resume to cgriffin@macservices.us.

Please contact Material and Contract Services, LLC directly at 925-460-0397 if you have questions.

The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Additional Information

Contact: Material and Contract Services, LLC

Contact Email: cgriffin@macservices.us

Industry: Government

Manages Others: yes

Salary: DOE

Salary Range: $147, 000

Benefits: The City has excellent benefit programs including retirement, medical and vacation and holiday programs. A relocation program is available.

Job Duration/Time: Full-time

County: Santa Clara

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