CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

2E19
PURCHASES MANAGER


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is administrative management work directing through subordinate supervisors operational and programmatic activities of the purchasing section of the City's procurement and purchasing agency.  The employee in this class plans, supervises, coordinates, reviews, and evaluates the city-wide program for the purchase of a large volume and an extensive variety of goods, commodities, equipment and services utilized by all City agencies.  Work includes developing operational and purchasing programs, goals and objectives; analyzing operational and managerial performance; directing the implementation of policies and practices; and directing the preparation and review of purchasing proposals for conformance to appropriate legal, technical, and functional standards, City purchasing policies and practices, women and minority-owned business bidding requirements, and organizational needs. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates and a variety of vendors and contractors, legal specialists, technical and purchasing professionals, governmental officials, and the general public is essential to the work.  The employee reports to the Deputy Procurement Commissioner.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 2/86.)

EDUCATION:

AND
EXPERIENCE:

OR

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS



Class Established: 4/1981
Latest Spec. Revision: CSC: 8/1998, Ad. Board: 9/1998


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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 2E19