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Port of Longview
Location: Longview, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $98,549 - $147,824
4 Year Degree
The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing the contracts and purchasing activities in the procurement department by planning, developing, and coordinating contract procurement, including grant administration, and overseeing purchasing functions. This position provides guidance to various departments in determining the appropriate method of procurement while complying with legislative regulations and internal policies. In addition, this position is responsible for the development of policies and procedures related to procurement and contracting.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in purchasing, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A minimum of five years of increasing responsibilities in public procurement and supervision is required. Directly relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the required degree.
PREFERRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
*Supervisory experience including conducting performance reviews and providing consistent and timely feedback.
*Public sector contract or procurement administration experience.
*Certified Professional Public Buyer certification or Public Purchasing Officer certification.
Operating since 1921, the Port of Longview has eight marine terminals and waterfront industrial property spanning 835 acres on the deep-draft Columbia River, 66 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Southwest Washington state.
The Port plays an important role in economic development by creating jobs in manufacturing and international trade. Here at the Port, we develop infrastructure to support these jobs, creating a positive economic ripple that strengthens the local community.
International trade has grown since 1921, and the types of cargos handled by the Port have diversified. Our cargo handling specialties include all types of bulk cargos and breakbulk commodities such as steel, lumber, logs, grain, minerals, fertilizers, pulp, paper, wind energy, project and heavy-lift cargo.