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Procurement Administrator - Lincoln

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Lincoln, NE

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Procurement Administrator - Lincoln

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 11/07/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Department
Are you a proven leader with extensive procurement experience and aspire to make a difference? The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has an exciting leadership opportunity for a Procurement Administrator to join our team and oversee the agency's overall procurement and acquisition strategy. DHHS contributes to the lives and health of Nebraskans every day in a variety of ways and settings. Our mission, "Helping people live better lives," provides the motivation to make a difference.

The Procurement Administrator will play an important role in furthering this mission by serving as the central procurement authority for DHHS, establishing organizational goals and policies, and increasing effectiveness of procurement initiatives and coordinated efforts within DHHS Divisions.

To Apply: If you are interested in joining our team and have a desire to fulfill our mission to "help people live better lives", please submit a Resume/CV and letter of interest to Jared Johnson at DHHS.MyHR@nebraska.gov. 
  • The Procurement Administrator is responsible to strategically plan, develop, implement, direct and evaluate DHHS' procurement functions and performance.
  • Advise DHHS Divisions on economic trends, market conditions, business practices and policies, and regulation and legal compliance for appropriate procurement and contractual procedures;
  • Establish cross-divisional procurement stakeholder groups to drive improved sharing of ideas and procurement planning efforts;
  • Research and develop specifications to assist DHHS Divisions in obtaining quotes, bids and proposals for various goods and services through the establishment of an enterprise procurement support team;
  • Review, monitor and implement contract requirements, terms, conditions, revisions and amendments in coordination with Legal Services;
  • Develop, publish and update agency-wide procurement and contract management guides and training materials;
  • Lead a team of buyers, managers, and support staff to meet agency purchasing needs while leveraging and maximizing overall procurement, contract, and acquisition needs. 
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Business Administration or relevant field of study and 10+ years of experience in local, state, federal, major university system or private sector procurement field.

PREFERRED: Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or relevant field of study and progressive supervisory, management, and leadership experience.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent, authorized transportation. 
Successful candidates will have knowledge of principles and practices of procurement, distribution, inventory and contract management; be a proven team player with strong relationship building and communication skills with stakeholders at all levels; strong independent judgment and decision-making skills; high level of organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail; ability to advise on procurement best practices and resolve concerns effectively; ability to consistently interpret and apply policy, procedures and guidelines; ability to perform statistical and cost-benefit analysis; and a proven leader able to coach, develop, and motivate team, and align organizational design as needs change. 

Job Details

Date Posted November 8, 2018
Date Closes December 31, 2018
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department NE DHHS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Experience Level Experienced (7-15 yrs. experience)
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers
Zipcode 68508

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Budgeting
  • Business - Analysis
  • Business - Communication
  • Contract Proposals
  • Purchasing
  • Buyer
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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