Mgr - Purchasing
Company: Citizens Property Insurance
Posted on: February 14, 2020
A career at Citizens is unlike
a career at any other insurance company, because Citizens is unlike
If you are looking for an
opportunity in which you can stretch to your full potential, expand
knowledge and grow your career, you have found it.
Winner of the 2017 WorldatWork
Seal of Distinction, one of only seven companies throughout Florida
this award, Citizens is a diverse team of professionals helping
communities throughout Florida.
At Citizens, employees do more
than live up to their potential - they exceed it.
So what are you waiting for?
Come discover the career you never expected - at Citizens.
the purchasing manager you will manage a purchasing unit or
its functions such as research, sourcing, vendor evaluation and
pricing analysis, negotiation, and structuring complex agreements
procurement-to- payment system.
Conducts analysis, develops best practices,
and leverages expert knowledge and problem solving. Leads and
to deliver service levels beyond compliance that include innovative
approaches to government procurements.
- Responsible for managing staff,
including hiring, goal setting, planning and delegation of work,
development, coaching/mentoring and completing performance
- Develop, plan, and execute complex
procurement strategies. Create and maintain a multi-year
and plan. Manage purchasing processes including competitive
(requests for information/invitations to negotiate/etc), purchase
requisitions, government contracts, under threshold quoting, single
emergency purchases. Lead negotiations for goods and
- Oversee purchasing activities to
ensure defensible procurement processes and decisions are
documented. Anticipate and mitigate litigation/protest risks
solicitation process. Ensure operational compliance to purchasing
procedures, governing statutory requirements, and documentation and
- Conduct a strategic review and analysis of solicitations
proposal evaluation plans to mitigate project and litigation risks
enhance alignment of outcomes to business strategies and
- Consult with and advise business
unit management/staff in procurement decisions, strategies, and
Coordinate with enterprise stakeholders to ensure project plans and
include sufficient time and resources.
- Proactively ensure customer satisfaction; ensure business
requirements are accurately integrated into procurements and
strategic corporate objectives are met.
- Coordinate with Vendor Management Office for the development
- Coordinate, develop, and implement
procurement policies, procedures, best practices and process
Review procedures and processes and recommend changes, as
uniform interpretation and adoption of policies and procedures.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
knowledge of government procurement laws and associated public
public records laws.
experience managing and developing procurement
Office Suite: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
contract negotiation ability
conflict resolution capability
oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
writing skills (legal and/or contract)
to work under pressure to meet deadlines; ability to prioritize
sense of urgency, responsibility and accountability; self-motivated
to work effectively both independently and within a team
to interpret data and develop reports
and mentoring abilities
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree in a related field of study OR 4 years relevant
experience, OR a combination of college education and relevant
equivalent to 4 years.
- Seven or years of professional purchasing experience
- Two or more years supervisory/management
- Florida Certified Contract Negotiator (FCCN)
- Advanced knowledge of Florida
public procurement required
- Nine or more years purchasing or
contract management experience
- Four of more years of supervisor/management
- Degree in Business Management,
Business Administration or related field
- PMP or Six Sigma Certification
- Master's Degree
- Florida Certified Contract Manager
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the ability to sit for long
time, hear and converse over the telephone, and key frequently on a
or more hours per day).
In addition to a competitive salary, Citizens offers its
an outstanding total rewards package, including:
- Retirement savings plan with an
8 percent company match
- Medical, dental and group life
- Paid time off: vacation, sick
and holiday leave
- Tuition reimbursement
- Professional and leadership
- Flexible work schedule
- On-site wellness activities
- Employee recognition programs
- Relocation assistance (where
- Community and volunteering
- Casual dress and more
Citizens is proud to be an equal opportunity
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