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State of Montana Enterprise Procurement Manager in Helena, Montana

Who we are: We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration. Our foundation of success is having effective working relationships, built on mutual trust and respect. We will challenge you to be the best you can be and will work hard to provide a work environment that allows you to succeed. State Procurement provides professional procurement services to all state agencies for the acquisition of supplies and services; ensures compliance with all state statutes and procurement requirements; establishes statewide term contracts for commonly used goods and services; manages the State’s fuel and procurement card programs; and delivers procurement training to state agencies. The organization provides a central location for vendors interested in bidding on state projects and maintains the state’s registration and notification list for bidders. State Procurement strives for transparent, cost-effective contracts that ensure the state receives the maximum value for taxpayers’ dollars. What is this career opportunity? Procurement practices in the State of Montana are undergoing a significant reform effort designed to revitalize processes and ensure that the state operates with utmost efficiency while keeping the best interests of its taxpayers in mind. Specific goals of the reform effort include: * Provide for continued impartiality and fairness in the procurement process; * Improve key supplier relationships; * Increase consistency throughout the procurement process; * Provide additional cost savings through strategic sourcing efforts; and * Reduce redundancies and inefficiencies. We are seeking a transformational leader to guide project objectives toward a unified procurement approach across all state agencies in Montana State Government. This individual should be particularly adept at leading in a dynamic environment, building effective relationships across all levels of leadership in state government, and display consistent ability to reach consensus with diverse stakeholders to ensure objectives are met. The successful incumbent should be particularly adept at navigating complexities associated with highly visible challenges to procurement decisions and protecting the integrity of the process. What are we looking for? Education and Experience: * College coursework emphasizing business and management curricula; AND * Substantive experience guiding business operations and completing objectives in a dynamic environment; AND * Demonstrated leadership capability build effective teams; OR * Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Competencies: /Knowledge of:/ * Public sector procurement laws, requirements and processes; * Vendor and contract management principles; and * Leadership concepts that align with the public sector. /Ability to:/ * Plan and implement significant enterprise procurement initiatives; * Guide substantial organizational change efforts; * Contribute to the development of an organizational budget; * Create effective relationships and collaborate with all levels of organizational leadership both within the business area and in state agencies; * Effectively resolve organizational challenges and build consensus toward unified objectives; * Encourage others to participate as a team and ensure that diverse views are represented in team decision making; and * Work with and understand a variety of internal and external customer business needs. Does this sound like you? * Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume, cover letter, and three professional business references. (Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.) What can you expect from us in return for your work with our agency? * Work/life Balance * Health Coverage * Retirement plans * Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays * And more… Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. *Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. Title: Enterprise Procurement Manager Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23141442