Job Details

Procurement and Contracts Manager

Home Forward , Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/28/2019

Home Forward's mission is to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward promotes, operates and develops affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Home Forward is a community leader in creating public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.

To learn more about Home Forward, please visit our website at

Position Summary:
The Procurement and Contracts Manager position supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way:
To direct, supervise and lead the agency's Procurement and Contracts division, providing leadership in the development, implementation and oversight of Home Forward's procurement policies, processes and programs; implement the most innovative, customer-responsive public procurement practices allowed by state statutes and federal laws. Ensure that all Home Forward procurement policies, processes and programs meet Home Forward's commitment to excellent stewardship of public funds and are compliant with Home Forward's Public Contracting Rules, state and federal law. Provides consultation and technical assistance to staff on routine and complex, large-scale public procurements and acts as a liaison between staff and legal counsel on procurement matters. In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, vendors and contractors, and the people that it serves. The Procurement & Contracts Manager has a special responsibility to institute, participate in and support outreach efforts to disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned and emerging businesses (D/M/W/ESB) to facilitate their participation in Home Forward procurement and contract bid processes and to broaden workforce opportunities to the community's diverse population.

The position is stationed at our headquarters building located in downtown Portland at:

135 SW Ash Street Portland, OR 97204

This position will close once a satisfactory number of qualified applications are received. First review of applications will occur on 1/28/2019. For best consideration, apply early!

Please note: most salary appointments are established at midpoint of the range or lower.

The ideal candidate will possess: equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in purchasing, business administration or a related field. Six years of responsible governmental procurement and contracting experience including three years of program management, administrative, and supervisory experience and possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license is required. Possession of a Certified Public Purchsing Officer (CPPO), Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification is preferred.

In addition to competitive wages, some of the many benefits Home Forward employees enjoy include:
100% Employer Covered Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Participation in Home Forward's 457 Deferred Compensation plan
Flexible spending benefits
Public transit discounts
Paid parental leave
Tuition reimbursement
The option of two health insurance plans
Vision and dental insurance benefits
10 paid holidays, 13 vacation days, and 13 sick days standard paid leave time

To Apply:
To review the full job description and to apply, please visit our website. The recruitment closes January 28th, 2019. For best consideration, apply early!

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