The County of Santa Clara is seeking a Chief Procurement Officer. The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is an Executive Management position, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for planning and administering all procurement and contracting efforts in service to approximately 22,000 county employees. The CPO will efficiently and effectively maximize strategic sourcing, contracting, procurement, supply chain management, and supporting technologies to ensure the County can obtain the best value in the procurement of goods and services to meet its objectives.
The ideal candidate will be a committed, innovative leader with excellent interpersonal skills. Successful candidates will possess a customer service orientation and demonstrated effectiveness in fostering strong collaborations both within and outside of the agency. Budget and fiscal management acumen is essential. The ideal candidate will manage a diverse staff in a collegial manner by creating a supportive work environment that embraces continuous improvement.