The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing each component of the procurement process for the Harris County Flood Control District (District) in support of the District’s mission, goals, and objectives. This position will also be responsible for developing and implementing a procurement program that drives efficiency and effectiveness, as well as overseeing M/WBE and DBE compliance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the procurement and contract management processes from conception to contract execution.
Oversee the District’s procurement processes, ensuring appropriate and consistent compliance with all applicable procurement laws, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.
Coordinate with all District divisions on procurement activities, ensuring the activities proceed with efficiency and effectiveness using industry best practices and tools.
Create an annual procurement plan in collaboration with all District divisions, which will expedite the delivery of projects and programs.
Manage and oversee M/WBE and DBE compliance per Harris County’s Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity guidelines, as well as adherence to applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
Create and maintain M/WBE and DBE compliance and procurement tracking dashboard
Monitor trends, competitor strategies, and market suppliers and provide the management team with updates regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing that may become a potential risk and/or opportunity to the District.
Develop risk management procedures to mitigate losses and set benchmarks for improvement.
Work closely with staff in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and make recommendations accordingly.
Ensure all District and Harris County guidelines, purchasing policies, and procedures during supplier negotiations and contract award processes are followed.
Interview, hire, direct, and evaluate personnel performance; if required, discipline and/or terminate personnel.
Perform other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs.
Harris County offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Medical, Dental, Vision
Paid Time Off
Temporary Military Leave
Flexible Spending Accounts(FSAs)
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of verifiable experience in a senior-level financial management role.
Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License
Expert knowledge of policies and procedures used in budget preparation, justification, monitoring, and reporting.
Expert knowledge in budget formulation and spending plan development, including monitoring and reporting.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and county and other relevant procurement laws, policies, and procedures.
Expert knowledge of effective managerial practices and methods.
Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and guide others; build effective, collaborative, and cohesive teams toward the accomplishment of the District’s goals.
Ability to identify and solve problems using sound and logical approaches by applying innovative and informed solutions that ensure long-term organizational improvements.
Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, government officials, civic organizations, community organizations, and the general public.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, coordinate, train, support, assign and evaluate the work of subordinate managers.
Ability to handle confidential materials with appropriate care, considerable personal tact, and initiative.
Must excel in strategic thinking, be open to new perspectives and better ways to do things; and be creative and manage innovation.
Solid knowledge of modern office procedures, computer operations, and software applications such as Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat Professional, business project management tools, and systems.
Be a self-starter; assume ownership in setting goals, organizing work, and completing assigned tasks.
Effectively communicate with coworkers, the general public, industry, and/or governmental representatives.
Work well under pressure adhering to tight deadlines and accuracy/quality standards.
Utilize good organizational skills and effectively prioritize and schedule multiple tasks/initiatives.
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer