The City of Yakima Finance Department is seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager to provide leadership and oversight of current and long-range municipal purchasing/procurement programs.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the public sector with an emphasis on procurement and contract development to include two (2) years lead or supervisory experience. Certified Professional Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) upon hire is preferred.
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business, finance or closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred and could substitute for two (2) years general experience. Two (2) years additional experience with a high school diploma may substitute for required education.
Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPP), or considerable work towards certification within past three (3) years is desired.
LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE: Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License. Must possess and maintain Certified Professional Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) Certification or be able to attain and maintain within two (2) years of hire.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
$100,297.60 - $121,888.00 Annually
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
FREE healthcare clinic!
WA State PERS pension plan
3% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
PTO accrual starting at 17.67 hrs/mo
11 paid holidays
Longevity pay incentive (after 5 years)
The pay range listed for this position is establish through the City of Yakima’s Master Pay Ordinance in accordance with the Municipal Code and/or the applicable collective bargaining agreement. New employees generally start at step A with progression through the steps based on merit and successful performance evaluation.
Boasting an average 300 days of sunshine a year, Yakima is a medium sized city located east of the Cascades, only a few hours from Seattle. Yakima offers easy access to outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, fishing, boating and many other activities nearby.