The ideal candidate will serve the state by developing and implementing ADVS strategies associated with the procurement of goods and services for multiple locations within ADVS. The incumbent assists management by formulating sourcing strategies based on current spending, and requirements, supply challenges, and marketplace conditions, evaluates vendors based on factors such as price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical support; works with various agencies/departments to identify current and future needs based on strategic goals/objectives and will employ a suite of Arizona Management System (AMS) tools to ensure activities align with business strategies; may serve on or lead project teams; develops and maintains professional and dependable relationships with suppliers and customers; uses a variety of data analytics to assess cost/price analysis; participates in proposals, negotiations, and management of complex procurement activities; makes recommendations and develops contractual language to ensure contract terms and conditions are met; gathers information via supplier databases and other sources; drives generation of a supplier performance management system; encourages agency use of the existing Vendor Discrepancy Reporting tools, re-training them as needed.
This position will employ sound sourcing and supply chain best practices in performance of duties assigned and is expected to always follow the AZ Procurement Code statutes and policies. Further, this position is expected to assist other departments to comply with the AZ Procurement Code.
As part of solicitation support, this position will help extract relevant data from systems such as the Arizona Procurement Portal (APP), AFIS, and other necessary S2P platforms, perform data analysis, interpretation and summarization. This position may also execute contract extension as requested by contract owners.
In addition, this role will be expected to contribute to all the strategic sourcing, compliance and process continuous improvements, while learning and growing in capabilities and supply chain and compliance knowledge. This position may partner or lead any number/variety of AMS projects activities.
This position supervises professional staff (e.g., trains and evaluates the work procurement personnel).
This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures. An arrangement whereby employees work from an assigned, fully functional workstation that is located in the employee’s home or another approved remote location that has no facility costs to the State or agency.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Referral Incentives available for qualifying positions
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
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.