City of Livonia
Livonia, Michigan, United States
Member Company
24 days ago
Job Type
Job Function
Accounting & Finance




$79,019 - $92,768 Annually


·         Starting salary will be $79,019.

·         After six months of successful employment, salary will be $80,620.

·         After one year of successful employment, salary will be $84,240.

·         Maximum salary is achieved after four successful years of employment.

NOTE: Annual salary adjustments may also occur based on collective bargaining agreements.


Under the supervision of the Director of Finance, the individual in this position will be responsible for city-wide procurement functions including formal bid solicitations, contract management, policy improvements, analysis, and presentations. Assist City departments with procurement of materials and services.




The Purchasing Manager will:

  • Work with the Mayor's Office, City Council, and City departments to determine their needs and the best method to serve them
  • Develop purchasing procedures in accordance with statutory requirements and good business practices, and guide the refinement of processes for the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services
  • Assist City departments in all areas of purchasing, including drafting of bid and quote specifications
  • Coordinate direct pre-proposal conferences, proposal evaluation and contract negotiation meetings
  • Research and expand cooperative purchasing opportunities
  • Provide project monitoring oversight
  • Manage vendor performance and contract compliance
  • Aggregate spending across the City to reduce costs
  • Reduce duplicate efforts with single point of contact for supplier selection
  • Investigate advantages and disadvantages of creating a procurement card system
  • Coordinate sale of fixed assets
  • Manage vendor City e-procurement postings on MITN
  • Represent the City at regular meetings of area purchasing professionals
  • Assist in grant writing efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned



By the closing date of this announcement, and applicant must:

1.    Be a citizen of the United States or resident alien with the right to work in the United States; and

2.    Have a bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Purchasing/Logistics or a related field from an accredited university; and

3.    Have five years paid work experience in purchasing, preferably in the public sector; and

4.    Possess a valid Michigan Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.

NOTE:  Certification of CPPB, CPPO, CPM, or MSBO is preferred.




Interview - 100%


NOTE:  The 10 applicants with the most relevant combination of education and experience will be invited to the interview portion of the examination.  Candidates must pass the interview in order to be placed on the eligible list.



Knowledge of:

  • Laws, principles, theories, and practices of purchasing, particularly government purchasing procedures
  • Application of the principles and practices of supervision and personnel management
  • Methods to analyze commodity requirements, interpret market prices and trends
  • Methods and procedures of budget development and management
  • Contract procurement language, terms, and conditions
  • Principles of contract management and contract administration

Ability to:

  • Hire, train, and supervise the work of staff members
  • Develop and maintain a departmental budget
  • Write purchasing specifications of a technical nature
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with elected officials, department heads, staff, vendors, etc.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with City officials, employees, vendors, and employees of other organizations


Job ID: 72362333

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