Manages and oversees the daily operations of the Purchasing function -Develops and implements operational objectives. -Standardizes and implements procurement policies and procedures. -Works with Purchasing staff on procurement software replacement and upgrade projects. -Makes recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer regarding policy pertaining to areas of responsibility. -Manages bid preparation and procurement, price negotiation and maintenance contract administration. -Administers RFP/RFQ process and represents the Commission throughout the selection process. -Implements local, state, and federal procurement regulations and ethics. -Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration five (5) years of purchasing, accounting or financial management experience with at least two years of supervisory experience; or a combination of education and experience in a purchasing related position to equal eleven (11) years. Desire Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials.