The City of Tampa is seeking a Director of Purchasing. As the new Director you will lead the Purchasing Department in the acquisition of over $425 million annually in centralized procurement in one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas with a multi-cultural, diverse business center with sustainable communities for its citizens. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in public procurement, especially in a large and complex government organization. A sense of decorum and political prowess is important as this position regularly interacts with the City Council. Expertise in disadvantaged, women, or minority-owned business enterprise programs is critical to the success of this position and the department. The Director will be a strong communicator capable of clearly explaining technical requirements to staff, the public, and elected officials. As a strategic thinker, the Director will be critical in defining new policies and procedures to adapt the Department to regulatory, legislative, or auditing requirements.
The successful candidate is required to maintain a permanent residence within the city limits of the City of Tampa.