The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation &Reentry (ADCRR) is looking for a detail-oriented strategist who can establish sourcing solutions. This position develops and implements sourcing solicitations for the procurement of goods and services.
- Prepares, issues, evaluates, and awards complex, formal, and technical Request for Proposals/Invitations for bids in accordance with the Arizona State Procurement Code
- Works with subject matter experts to gather and assess business requirements, i.e., conducts market research, analysis, and benchmarking
- Negotiates contractual agreements with vendors and prepares award documents and holds post-award meetings
- Conducts contract administration activities once procurement actions are established to ensure, but not limited to compliance with ADCRR policies, procedures, contractual requirements, and vendor performance/reporting
- Prepares, develops, and writes correspondence
- Handles multiple complex annual contracts and tasks simultaneously
- Reviews incoming requests from program areas for appropriate procurement actions for the format, adherence to specifications, contract procedures, and legality as assigned
- Serves as the primary point of contact for vendors on contractual matters
- Acts as a resource for staff, providing technical support to all Divisions within the Agency in relation to procurement and contractual issues
- Establishes and manages professional relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders
- Conducts on-site inspections in conjunction with Requests for Proposals
- Interprets, trains, and provides administrative and technical support to ADCRR staff involved in the procurement/contracting process pertaining to Federal and State regulations governing contract agreements
- Utilizes data analytics to assist internal stakeholders in the development of business strategies designed to optimize expenditures/return on investments
- Represents the Procurement Services Unit (in-house, with other State agencies, political subdivisions, or private entities) as requested and related to areas of responsibility
- Studies bulletins, articles, and other literature and attends professional development events to gain industry best practices
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
- State and Federal statutes and rules related to government procurement activities and contract administration
- Best practices to determine appropriate sourcing strategies/methods
- Lean tools and Arizona Management System
- Supply chain, logistics, and resource management
- Solicitation techniques and methods of conducting research
- General accounting practices as they relate to contracts and vendors
- Sources of supply, local markets, and price trends
- Personal computers and various software applications
- Verbal and written communication
- Public speaking for effective customer/vendor relations for contract negotiations and dispute mediation
- Project management and organizational techniques
- Analytical and problem-solving negotiation for bid protest resolution and contract claim resolution
- Understanding and explaining contract/procurement policies, procedures, and processes
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Interpreting business issues and recommending solutions / best practices
- Negotiating contractual terms and conditions
- Develop and implement highly complex procurement operations
- Make decisions and summarize data related to comprehensive contracts
- Deal with several complex tasks simultaneously
- Prioritize work assignments
- Synthesize, summarize, and analyze a variety of data/sources and formulate workable recommendations
- Work in a dynamic team environment that allows the incumbent to be responsive to changing goals and priorities
- Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, accounting, finance, or purchasing
- Three (3) years of professional procurement experience negotiating contracts
- Professional certification and/or nationally recognized certifications such as Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB)
May require possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.
We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.