Procurement Manager-22109809


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansan’s. DHS is currently seeking to fill a Procurement Manager in Little Rock, AR.

The Procurement Manager is responsible for coordinating the acquisition of supplies and equipment, planning distribution of purchase requests, and monitoring vendor activities. This position
Supervises a subordinate staff involved in purchasing activities by interviewing, hiring, training, making work assignments, and evaluating job performance. Provides consultation regarding acquisition of equipment, assists departments in coordinating and preparing specifications for major projects, advises departments on purchasing procedures, and solves complex purchasing problems. Plans and coordinates the distribution of purchase requests and bids, reviews work assignments for accuracy, assists buyers in specialty areas, and keeps staff abreast of state and agency/university purchasing procedures. Meets with vendors concerning new products, notifies vendors of purchasing policies, evaluates vendor performance, and composes vendor complaints to forward to state purchasing office. Prepares various activity reports, prepares minority vendor report, submits information for budget reports, updates item files for mechanized accounting system and trains personnel to submit orders electronically to companies. Serves on advisory committees on purchasing policies, attends seminars to keep abreast of purchasing policies, attends staff meetings, and serves as liaison to coordinate procurement activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, marketing, or a related field; plus four years of experience in purchasing or a related area, including two years in a supervisory capacity.
Experience with Arkansas State purchasing laws
Experience with State purchase orders and State procurement is preferred.
Excellent organizational and customer service skills
Supervisory experience
Must have AASIS or SAP experience
Microsoft Excel capability is preferred

Position number: 22109809

Closing date: June 22, 2018

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