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Director of Procurement
County of Santa Clara

The County of Santa Clara seeking a progressive and agile leader to serve as its Director of Procurement reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer. The Director of Procurement will occupy a key role on the Procurement Department leadership team and will steer mission critical activities and staff of the centralized purchasing functions for the County. The position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the activities involved in the purchase of goods, services and minor public works for County departments, centralized storage and issuance of commonly used items, and centralized redistribution and disposal of surplus equipment materials and recyclable salvage materials. The Director shall develop and administer policies and procedures for the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services and provide proactive purchasing services to client operations in reaching cost effective solutions to purchasing challenges and opportunities. The Director shall be responsible for approximately 100 subordinate staff.

In addition to directing operations and providing management direction for staff, the Director also plays a critical role in maintaining ongoing communication and collaboration with key stakeholders who represent Santa Clara County in contracts with other governmental agencies and community groups, a myriad of vendors and other service providers and will partner with key agency leaders to further the Department’s goals. The Director will work closely with County department heads or their representatives in the development of short-term and long-range planning in order to anticipate and satisfy organizational needs.

The Director will manage the maintenance of perpetual inventory of materials on hand, position goods issued, and dispose of obsolete County property and surplus property. The Director shall also implement strategic initiatives related to the countywide procurement transformation.

The ideal candidate will have considerable managerial level experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the typical management responsibilities, vast knowledge of managing an approximate 100 employee division, and a track record of directing a large organization’s program and logistics which contributes to the success of the Department.


Location: San Jose, California
Salary: $204,781 – $262,741
Final filing date: July 8, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.