Chief Procurement Officer, Oakland County

Published May 17, 2024

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Salary - $117,238.00 - $157,076.00 Annually
Location - Waterford, MI
Job Type - Full Time
Job Number 2024-133
Department - County Executive Admin
Opening Date - 05/15/2024

Job Summary
Responsible for organizing, planning, and directing a fair and transparent centralized procurement program used by Oakland County departments and countywide elected officials in accordance with Oakland County’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures Manual, Board of Commissioner’s resolutions, and state and federal laws. Proactively seeks opportunities to provide goods and services at the best value while stimulating vendor participation in the County’s procurement process. Provides purchasing expertise to county departments and elected officials, as well as to cities, villages and townships when requested. Prepares and oversees the contracts for professional services and commodities. Ensures the contract scope will provide the procurement of the desired goods and services, and that any deviations from the County’s standard contract terms are properly authorized. Resolves problems with vendor commodities or services and assists in matters that involve purchasing policy deviations or challenges from vendors or county departments. Develops and manages the division's operating budget. Provides recommendations regarding departmental personnel, budget, measurable goals and objectives, and data processing issues as well as for the implementation of administrative policies and procedures. Creates and updates workflow processes to gain divisional efficiencies and recommends improvements to the County’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures Manual. Utilizes current countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications
Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

Thoroughly documented work history The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

  1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Accounting, or related field of study.
  2. Have six (6) years of full-time purchasing or procurement experience, three (3) years of which were in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

College Transcripts
If a job offer is made, an official transcript with the award date will be required as part of the hiring process. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (

Work History
You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.

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