ASSOCIATE CATEGORY MANAGER - 72002057
Entity: Florida Department of Management Services
Salary: $45,000 - $50,000
Closing Date: 1/23/2019
Description: The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government. DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.
Under general supervision, serves as a procurement analyst in State Purchasing Strategic Sourcing section. Provides in-depth research and analytical support for a complex category in a variety of procurement activities, and/or leads a moderately complex category. Develops and executes procurement strategies that are designed to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize cost for assigned moderately complex category(s). Develops and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
•Develops, communicates, and implements procurement strategy for assigned moderately complex category(s). •Recommends sourcing strategy based on overall procurement objectives, customer needs, supply market dynamics,
technological changes in the marketplace, and other relevant factors.
•Sets strategic sourcing work plan and identifies key members for solicitation team.
•Identifies target savings for assigned need through market analysis and works with Business Operations Manager to
validate addressable spend from spend analysis report.
•Develops solicitation documents based on specified sourcing strategies in accordance with established policies and
procedures, formats, and deadlines.
•Supports strategic sourcing teams in the development of financial and technical evaluation criteria for more
•Develops negotiation strategies (where applicable) based on vendor response and market analysis to identify
possible outcomes. •Leads negotiation with selected vendors for less complex category(s).
•Supports complex negotiations as needed.
•Serves as central point of contact for customers and vendors of assigned solicitations.
•Utilizes computer skills to create, manage, analyze, and document sizable data sets and /or research information.
•Participates in the development and capture of best practices in the field of procurement.
•Develops and maintains professional knowledge of the procurement field.
•Assists with procurement application projects as needed.
•Perform other duties as assigned by management.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience in procurement, project management, or related business field OR 4 years professional experience in these fields.
Additional Information: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to influence senior purchasing and agency management
•Good presentation, team building and leadership skills
•Knowledge to strategically source using the 7-step procurement model
•Ability to analyze category of spend, market conditions and supplier base
•Moderately skilled at conducting financial/analytical analysis
•Knowledgeable about Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code and contract law
•Participates in moderately complex negotiations
•Ability to perform in moderately complex cross-functional business environment
•Knowledgeable program/project management ability
•Ability to interface with senior government management, customer/supplier executive management; public agency
•This position requires sedentary work and repetitive motion.
•Integrity, Communication, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, Empowerment