Headquartered on the northern edge of the Houston metro area in Conroe, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) serves a portion of the youngest, fifth-largest, and most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States. Known as America’s “Third Coast,” the Houston area is home to over 7.1 million people. Its more than 10,000 square miles stretch across nine counties, and residents have their choice of 124 communities offering everything from walkable urban living to large master-planned communities and quiet rural settings.
The Authority’s new Procurement Manager should come in “humble, hungry, and smart” — the ideal team player — ready to lead by example and help the organization advance its goals. The SJRA is seeking a visionary and detail-oriented individual with a focus on customer service, driven by a strong sense of accountability and a steadfast desire to achieve results.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of public procurement laws and best practices; hands-on experience managing long-term contracts, pricing strategies, and materials and equipment life cycles; and a collaborative approach working with division and department teammates to ensure contractors, suppliers, and service providers are meeting expectations.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or a related field as well as eight years of experience in public sector procurement. The successful candidate will also be a Certified Professional in Supply Management, Certified Public Procurement Officer, and/or Certified Professional Public Buyer. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position may be considered. Candidates without a bachelor’s degree will require 12 years of experience.
The San Jacinto River Authority is offering an annual salary of $100,000 to $125,000 for this position dependent upon experience and qualifications.
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