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Assistant Director of Purchasing

Position Hiring Range
Based on candidate's qualifications and experience, compensation will be up to $194,294.08

Veterans' Preference Notice
Under Section 295.07, Florida Statutes, certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment with Broward County and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

General Description

Performs duties as part of an executive leadership team requiring leadership, management and professional supervisory and administrative work in the Purchasing Division.
Works under general supervision with ability to operate independently or as part of a team to develop and implement enterprise-wide policies and programs. Must demonstrate executive mindset and work jointly with County leadership through meetings, presentations and oral reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in procurement, supply chain management, public or business administration, or closely related field. 
Requires six (6) years in governmental purchasing operations including four (4) years in supervisory and administrative work or closely related experience. 

  • PeopleSoft experience
  • Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or closely related field
  • eProcurement experience (Coupa, Ivalua, PeopleSoft, Periscope, Oracle, SAP, etc.)
  • Professional certifications in Purchasing e.g., CPPO, CPCM, CCM, PMP, FCCM, etc.
  • Leadership experience implementing eProcurement systems
  • Senior Management or Executive Leadership experience in large public sector organization with contract negotiation and award transactions over $500 million dollars


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Assist plan, organize and direct County centralized procurement function; provide procurement functional expertise, technical advice, and management guidance in accordance with federal, state, and local laws; assist review and draft administrative policies and procedures.
Review, analyze and solve technically complex purchasing transactions and commercial business problems; review and approve procurement methods, contracts, amendments addendums, change orders, and work authorizations.
Attend conferences/meetings with employees, project managers, contract administrators, county attorneys, elected officials, executive management, contractors and professional consultants.
Plan and review current procurement assignments and balance workloads with staff and managers to meet operational timeframes; develop category strategies with managers and staff.
Supervise managers and staff in determining procurement methodologies; assign duties to managers/staff; prepare performance evaluations.
Work with client using agencies on business matters to develop optimal sourcing solutions and ensure compliance with County procurement code, policies, and procedures, address issues of client and contractor performance, develop and optimize vendor relationships, and ensure fair and open non-restrictive contractual requirements.
Prepare presentations and training materials; deliver training for internal staff, client staff, suppliers, and others; supervise delegated procurement authority internally and with client using agencies; prepare and present agenda items; recruits and selects new staff, trains employees; manage all disciplinary actions; prepare annual budget.
Analyze data, prepare reports; plan, direct and work with all staff to complete Annual Report.
Perform related work and other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.


Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.