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HELP WANTED: City of New Bedford is seeking to fill a Director of Purchasing Position


PAY: $75,493 – $94,373

Plans, organizes, and supervises purchasing functions of City Departments; oversees major purchases and negotiates contracts with vendors; responds to inquiries regarding processes or bid status, negotiate terms and conditions with vendors and service providers; achieves Department objectives and goals within the budget. Provides support to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the development and implementation of citywide policies and procedures.

Evaluates departmental needs and formulates short-and long-range plans to meet needs in all areas of responsibility, including repairs and maintenance. Furnishes advice and guidance to department heads and/or city officials relative to assurance and structure of subcontracts to ensure that City’s interests are properly protected; ensures incorporation of subcontract clauses in orders and documentation of files. Performs related work as required and assigned.

Associate’s Degree in a related discipline to municipal purchasing. At least five years of experience in relation to municipal or government purchasing, or a related field. Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program certificate required. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

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