Director of Purchasing
City of Tampa, FL

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.


Location: Tampa, Florida
Salary: $116,292 - $182,457
Final filing date: First review of resumes: February 20, 2023


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.