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Project Manager - Procurement

Date Posted: Jun 7, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Project Manager - Procurement

Location: Office of Finance, Procurement Department

Salary Range: Salary: $55,000-80,000

Reports to: Executive Director of Procurement

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Position Summary:

The Procurement Project Manager facilitates key initiatives and projects across the Procurement Department. The position will be the lead coordinator working with IT, Procurement, Finance, all schools, and various other Central Office departments on the District’s ongoing enhancements to purchasing through PeopleSoft. The Project Manager will also be responsible for the development, coordination of competitive solicitations as directed, contracts and negotiations, and other special projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess and provide evidence of a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent higher education agency.
  • Three to five years’ experience in project management required
  • Experience in procurement required
  • PMP or equivalent/higher certification preferred
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Possess a minimum of one year of management experience in Procurement or Finance and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in finance or procurement for an organization with responsibilities including a wide range of contracting principles, regulatory requirements and policies, work process improvements, data analysis, and leadership of cross-functional teams.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manages Contracting Processes
  • Establishes, reviews, and revises District contracting and purchasing policies and procedures
  • Drives KPI improvements, such as reducing time-to-contract relating to competitive solicitations
  • Establishes best practices and training related to procurement methods, purchasing, customer service, and contract negotiations
  • Oversees and participates in contract modifications, negotiation of changes and exercising of options, investigation and resolution of contract delays
  • Coordinates the work across departments to ensure expiring contracts are updated as needed
  • Coordinates required signatures on all contracts and approval
  • Coordinates contracts and bid information provided to the board  
  1. Owns Informal and Competitive Solicitation Process
  • Ensures contract and competitive solicitation compliance with contracting statutes, laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Conducts the competitive solicitation processes by ensuring the solicitations are posted without errors and that evaluations, awards, and contracts are completed in a timely manner after submission
  • Supports departments with obtaining quotes and working through issues that may arise regarding quantities, pricing, or shipping
  1. Executes general Project Management
  • Assists in and oversees the development of procurement handbooks, training, and other instructional materials for internal and external constituents
  • Manages in state and out of state travel requests
  • Provides oversight of the Procurement Card process
  1. Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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