Procurement Manager

City of Gainesville

Mar 6, 2024

Department: 9570 GRU – Procurement

Salary Range Minimum:$76,560.00

Salary Range Maximum:$120,653.78

Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Details:This is managerial work planning, directing, coordinating and administering the programs and activities of the assigned Procurement Division as well as oversight of the development and management of major contracts and agreements throughout Gainesville Regional Utilities.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its contract specialization and procurement focus and from lower classes by its managerial tasks.

This position will develop and implement regular communications (meetings, reports, etc.) with all departments including own department management. Develop staff training program and the opportunity for advancement within the division and throughout the utility. Direct creation of process documentation and update current process documentation as needed. Develop and implement a review process at various levels including documentation of reviews completed. Develop divisional analytics with comparison to defined standards and report to department management monthly within a specified timeframe.

Job Description:


This is managerial work planning, directing, coordinating and administering the programs and activities of the assigned Procurement Division as well as oversight of the development and management of major contracts and interlocal agreements throughout the City of Gainesville.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its contract specialization and procurement focus  and from lower classes by its managerial tasks.


*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Plans, directs, coordinates and administers all activities and personnel of the assigned Procurement Division in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Makes corporate purchasing strategy recommendations to top management.

Directs the solicitation of competitive bids and proposals, which would include organizing and/or assisting in developing the necessary specifications, scope of work, terms and conditions to be included in the formal bid request package or sole source negotiated procurement.

Participates or assists in the negotiation and preparation of contractual agreements that provide the most advantageous position for the City; reviews language and prepares modifications and re-drafts as required.

Analyzes and interprets contracts, agreements, leases, and terms and conditions incorporated in purchase orders to assure clarity, protection and enhancement of the City’s interests. Manages supplier base, maintains sourcing information; evaluates and selects potential suppliers who can provide a competitive advantage.

Develops and maintains a master list of all contracts, agreements and leases together with a schedule of their expiration and notice requirement dates.

Ensures that all aspects of a contract are completed on time and as promised – coordinates approvals and negotiations with appropriate management and staff.

Serves as the primary contact for departments and vendors – manages, oversees, and builds relationships with departmental and vendors.

Manages and administers existing contracts by determining compliance through performance monitoring

Negotiates and develops amendments and revisions to contract scopes and specifications.

Resolves non-compliance issues by investigating and resolving contract-related discrepancies, complaints, and disputes between all involved parties; canceling or terminating contracts and negotiating settlement agreements; resolves appeals and claims

Provides advice on all facets of contract development, administration and management

Provides contract information in response to inquiries from the City Commission, management, vendors and other stakeholders

Monitors contract and agreement reviews and approvals throughout the workflow process to ensure timely completion and execution.

Notifies departments in advance of contract/agreement/lease termination dates and works with City staff to prepare contract renewals or to send termination notices, as applicable.

Notifies Accounting and Grants of new contracts and leases that will provide revenue and provides applicable payment schedules as well as assisting Accounting staff with quarterly reviews of active contracts, agreements and leases. 

Maintains records to support purchasing policy compliance. Prepares reports and analyses on purchasing activities including small and minority business spending, procurement card activities, small dollar spending, contracts, supplier and buyer performance, and industry benchmarks.

Maintains a constant awareness of market conditions, availability and costs of equipment, materials and services as needed.

Provide training and counsel to user departments. Conducts workshops; receives and answers requests for information regarding purchasing services.

Responds positively to changes in customer needs and business conditions.

Keeps abreast of industry trends; uses best practices where appropriate; works to continuously improve processes.

Recommends and implements procurement policy changes for the City that are in keeping with the City’s objectives and industry trends.

Provides a leadership role with respect to all matters concerning City contracts and processes.

Provides research, guidance and analysis for various special reports.

Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate subordinate personnel actions.

Provides training and instruction to subordinates.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Represents the department at meetings as assigned.

Assists the Department Head in planning, organizing, and directing of activities and operations within the Department.

May be responsible for enforcing the drug policy, based on physical location and organizational structure.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.


Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, purchasing management or related field of study; and five years of purchasing administration experience in related area or any equivalent combination of education and experience.





CPPO or CGCO preferred.


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of purchasing and contract administration.

Thorough knowledge of the forms, terminology, and procedures used in negotiating and administering contractual agreements.

Considerable knowledge of the local government process.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

Knowledge of and ability to apply successful negotiation techniques.

Knowledge of the City’s financial system.

Knowledge of manufacturing and construction factors affecting business decisions, including total cost analysis and risk assessment.

Ability to perform analytical work carefully and accurately.

Ability to develop long term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public.

Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) credentials with the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) or Certified Public Purchasing Office (CPPO) with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.


Work is primarily in an office environment.


May Require Assessment(s).

May fill multiple positions.

May establish an eligibility list.

Come join our team! The City of Gainesville offers a competitive benefits package and opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

All ‘regular’ employees are eligible for traditional benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, paid leave, 11 paid a holidays a year, a pension plan and a deferred compensation plan, but we also oer great things like on-site tness centers, tuition reimbursement, interest free loans for purchase of fitness equipment, on-site medical sta and a wellness program to keep you healthy and happy. Please note; benefits are not available for temporary employees.

Equal Opportunity

The City of Gainesville is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with a disability, who require special accommodations during the selection process, should notify the Human Resources Department at 352-334-5077 or TDD/TTY at 352-334-2292.

Veterans’ Preference

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ Preference ensures that veterans and eligible persons are given consideration at each step of the selection process. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or other eligible person will be the candidate selected to fill the position. Section 295.07, Florida Statutes (F.S.) specifies who is eligible for Veterans’ Preference. State of Florida residency is not required for Veterans’ Preference.

If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact recruiting at or by calling 352-334-5077.