10 days old

Director of Division of Purchases and Supply

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Director of Division of Purchases and Supply

Hiring Range: $125,000 - $135,000

Position #P0001

Exciting opportunity for a senior procurement executive to lead the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of General Services, Division of Purchases and Supply (DSP). The position is the Commonwealth’s Chief procurement official providing oversight of purchases by state agencies and other political subdivisions for non-technology materials, equipment, supplies, and services pursuant to the Virginia Procurement Act, other laws of the Commonwealth, and administrative executive policy direction. Responsible for the operation and development of the Commonwealth’s nationally recognized electronic procurement system, eVA, Provides direction and is responsible for the Commonwealth’s Virginia Distribution Center (VDC) which procures and distributes food and janitorial supplies to public bodies statewide. Oversees supervision of contracting officers in executing strategic sourcing and spend management programs. Directs the training and professional development for public body procurement professionals. Works with state agencies, institutions of higher education, local and federal public sector organizations related to procurement activity under the authority of DPS. Prepares, develops, and conducts presentations to elected officials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Extensive executive level public sector procurement and contracting management experience
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of strategic sourcing concepts and procurement principles for the acquisition and management of contracts of diverse variety of goods and services.
  • Extensive experience in highly automated complex, multi-divisional, or multi-agency environments
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret state, including those that impact state agencies and institutions of higher education, and federal procurement and contracting laws and regulations, and to develop and implement regulations, rules, policies and procedures to govern the procurement business process and contract administration 
  • Experienced in executive and legislative budget and legislative processes 
  • Experienced with e-procurement systems, eVA functionality preferred 
  • Proven track record leading a large staff in setting and achieving goals
  • Experienced with operations of large warehouse material acquisition and distribution operations
  • Executive level skills developing and delivering presentations, with exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Degree in closely related discipline or equivalent combination of training, certification, and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of budgeting/accounting practices related to enterprise, internal, and general funded programs within Commonwealth of Virginia highly preferred.

  • CPPO, CPCM, CPPB, CPM or other nationally recognized professional purchasing certification preferred.
  • VCO, VCM highly preferred.

Special Requirements: Applicants that indicate they have preferential hiring rights in the form of a yellow form or blue card must submit these to our office prior to the closing of the posting, in accordance with DHRM policy 1.30. Please note that only current and former employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia that will be or have been laid off are eligible for preferential hiring rights.

Selected candidate must pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

Completion of Statement of Economic Interest form requirement upon hire.

Special Instructions to applicants: Fax, e-mail or mail applications will not be accepted. Resumes and cover letters may be attached to the online application, but are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. For assistance or computer access, please visit your local Virginia Employment Office or contact our office at jobs@dgs.virginia.gov or call 804-786-3910.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. After 5 business days, this position may be closed at any time.

The Virginia Department of General Services is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service experience are encouraged to apply.


  • Government/Civil Service
  • Management

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