Purchasing Manager - Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado

Created 08/07/2022
Employer City and County of Denver
Reference 544573
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed,at a city site and/or in the field at least two days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

General Services facilitates Denver’s success by efficiently managing over 6 million square feet in 135 city buildings. General Services manages over $330 million in city procurement spending, oversees over $28 million in annual utility costs, and focuses on the advancement of citywide sustainability, energy efficiency programs and business support services.

For more information about our agency, visit the Department of General Services by clicking here .

About the Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division is an agency within the Department of General Services. The Purchasing Division is responsible for acquiring goods and/or related services for agencies of the City and County of Denver utilizing various governmental procurement "best practices," including competitive bidding and direct "open market" purchases.

General Services is currently seeking a dedicated leader to serve as a Purchasing Manager within its Purchasing Division. This positions primary work location will be at DEN and will serve as a representative of The Department of General services at Denver International Airport. In this role, you will supervise the work of professional and technical purchasing staff that coordinate procurement of goods and related services of all types using professional standards and City guidelines for cost, quality and delivery.

The selected candidate will be supervising the purchasing team at Denver International Airport.

Additionally, as the Purchasing Manager you can expect to:
  • Execute decisions, take action, and achieve goals that reflect the department’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Develop, apply, and adhere to strategies, business plans, and policies with outside agencies and stakeholders
  • Align available resources to best achieve outcomes to engage employees and improve operations, financial performance, and customer service. Develop, apply, and adhere to internal strategies, business plans and policies. Understand and interpret your budget to improve the budget planning process and the department’s operations
  • Monitor and track production. Identify workload type and volume and determine the personnel resources required to address
  • Review, approve Pos, Review and approve solicitation and award processes. Ensure all Division long-term contracts are current; rebid in a timely manner; and relevant
  • Build mutual trust and respect with your team. Empower your team members through consistent, meaningful interactions. Communicate in an authentic way that inspires your team. Follow through with commitments made by you and your team
  • Provide daily support, direction, resources, development opportunities, and mentorship. Cultivate a culture of employee equity and inclusion, learning, respect, accountability, recognition, and customer service focus
  • Implement opportunities for team interaction through virtual and in-person meetings
  • Develops goals, documents performance, provides performance feedback and formally evaluates the work of the employee; provides reward and recognition for proper and efficient performance. Assists staff to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards
  • Train and participate as part of the City’s Emergency Operations Center team and assist with Citywide emergency operations. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

About You

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • At least seven years of experience facilitating numerous complex and publicly advertised solicitations / procurement processes for goods and services. Governmental Procurement experience (Highly desirable)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the public purchasing with a high level of confidence to be able to review and approve staff competitive solicitations: e.g. IFBs, RFPs, RFIs and RFQs and related evaluations and establishing long-term contracts
  • Familiarity with third party/electronic bid advertisement/facilitation system(s) along with ERPs
  • Familiar with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and emergency municipal operation protocols
  • Experienced in establishing goals, tactics, work-plans and adjusting to metrics to achieve desired outcomes

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Management or a related field
  • Experience Requirement: Three years of experience, of the type and at the level of a Senior Buyer, in governmental or large-scale industrial purchasing.
  • Licensure/Certification: None
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA0722 Purchasing Manager
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$85,015.00 - $140,275.00

Starting Pay
Based on Education and Experience

General Services

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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