Procurement Division Director

Fairfax, Virginia
$91,806.00 - $156,070.00 Annually
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised compensation range and is commensurate with experience. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

The Fairfax County Department of Procurement and Material Management is currently seeking a highly motivated, skilled individual to lead the Business and Technical Solutions Division. The position reports to the Deputy Director and manages a thirteen-member team. As the Business Solutions Division Director this leader meets the needs of business process users by identifying and implementing new software solutions or enhancements to current modules (ordering, contracts, inventory) to improve the County's Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) applications (SAP, Acquire, Bonfire). Engages with stakeholders to identify, scope, prioritize and deliver procurement focused technology initiatives including developing business cases and strategic roadmaps. Oversees the technical direction and technical support for department networked, mobile and telecommunications devices. As a member of the department's leadership team, plays a key role in enabling the collaboration with business process stakeholders, to include internal (procurement and contracting staff) and external (suppliers, banks, etc) users. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing several major e-commerce programs such as the procurement card and office supply programs, the delivery of all customer-focused procurement training, and for driving the department's sustainability initiatives such as supplier diversity and environmentally preferable procurement and overseeing the implementation of the County’s Zero-Waste plan. The successful candidate must collaborate with a wide variety of departments to advance the county's procurement processes and technologies.

Schedule: Position participates in events which may occur outside of normal business hours.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a related field, including courses in purchasing and supply management principles, laws, methods and procedures; plus five years of progressively responsible experience in responsible business area, including considerable experience in analysis of cost proposals, negotiations and resource planning, and three years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Nationally recognized certification in the area of assigned responsibility.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a credit check. Applicants/employee in this position must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

  • Substantial experience with procurement program administration. Strong leadership skills and vision for opportunities and challenges for the business unit.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in support of SAP’s SRM to include program/project planning and management
  • Experience implementing business process improvements
  • Outstanding strategic skills; ability to transform general goals into actionable plans
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Results orientation
  • Project management certification
  • Demonstrated ability to research, acquire and quickly absorb technical information
  • 4 year degree in supply chain management, information technology or related field.

Job is generally sedentary. However, corrected visual acuity is required to read data displayed on a monitor or printed documentation. Manual dexterity is required for this position. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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