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PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR

Recruitment #21-003007-0001

Introduction

Interested in working for a dynamic State government agency?

We are currently recruiting for the position of “Procurement Director” with three available positions, as follows:
  • The Department of General Services’ Office of State Procurement has two available positions – in the Procurement Operations Bureau and Procurement Policy and Review Bureau.
  • The Maryland Department of Health has one available position in the Office of Procurement & Support Services.

Main Purpose of Job

These are leadership positions responsible for the agency’s procurement and contract responsibilities, managing the procurement and contracts process from planning to audit. These positions also oversee a large staff, including direct and indirect supervisory responsibilities. The primary duty for these positions is to ensure that Maryland government procures the highest quality materials, equipment, supplies and services of every description essential to needs, enabled through the State’s centralized eProcurement program, and pursuant to strategies and actions of the State’s procurement program.

The Procurement Director positions provide, either directly or indirectly, daily oversight of agency procurements, including analyzing operations to evaluate performance of the program and its staff; reviewing and approving documents and reports submitted by staff; finalizing and approving contracts/agreements with suppliers, vendors or distributors; and, directing human resources activities such as hiring, training and discipline. These positions help to ensure agency procurements are performed in accordance with law, regulations, and all policies and standards. 

These positions may also, directly or indirectly, assist procurement leaders in developing State procurement policy to enable continuous improvement, developing and training state workforce, and improving Agency Procurement Review activities to ensure delegated procurement authority is managed and administered in accordance with all standards. 

Finally, the Procurement Director will develop and execute short- and long-term strategies to facilitate process improvements and innovations in procurement management, as well as deliver high quality customer service and expert advice to executive management, program managers, and internal and external customers. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Five or more years (three of those years in management) of professional public sector procurement or private sector contracting experience, which includes activities such as advertising procurement opportunities, distributing specifications to vendors, conducting vendor conferences, receiving and securing bids or proposals, coordinating evaluation committees, conducting vendor debriefings and monitoring contract performance. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree and admittance to the Bar. 
  • A Master's degree in Business (MBA) or closely related field.
  • Experience with the State of Maryland’s procurement policies and processes, project management, strategic planning & implementation, change management & delivery, and/or some combination of these skills.
  • One or more of the following certifications:  
    o Certified Public Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management (CPM);
    o Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association (CPCM); 
    o Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Professional Public Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.), or 
    o National Association of State Purchasing Officers (CPPO/CPPB).

  • Five (5) or more years of experience conducting Best Value procurements for a State, Federal or local government employer that individually value $1 million or the cumulative value exceeds $5 million.
  • Four (4) or more years of experience conducting Best Value procurements for a government or private sector employer that individually value in excess of $250,000 or the cumulative value exceeds $1 million.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To Apply:  E-mail your resume and cover letter to DGS.Resumes@maryland.gov (include the name of the position in the subject line).  
Call the Department of General Services’ HR Office at 410-767-4985 with questions about this position or the application process.
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