Fort Worth is one of the largest cities in Texas and the 12th largest city in the U.S., but it’s better known for its inviting neighborhoods, rich culture, and welcoming hospitality. While it began as a humble outpost on the Texas frontier, Fort Worth has become a magnet for major corporations and one-of-a-kind enterprises, culture and the arts, and unforgettable attractions and events—all while maintaining its status as the quintessential “Texas” city. Once an essential stop on the legendary cattle drives from Texas to Kansas and home to cattle barons and oil wildcatters, today this city of more than 900,000 seamlessly blends its cattle and oil heritage with a vast array of businesses, industries, and entertainment.
Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) leads the day-to-day acquisition and contracting of goods and services for the City of Fort Worth in the most cost-effective manner possible. Direct responsibilities include driving a cross-functional procurement strategy, common process definition and deployment, and personnel and organizational development. This position supports the Director of Finance in managing the procure-to-pay process on a citywide basis.
A key requirement of this position is the ability to drive change across the City and, in partnership with departmental leadership and strategic suppliers, move the organization to the next level of sourcing and procurement across all departments. The Chief Procurement Officer will incorporate best practices already in place within certain parts of the organization and provide the thought leadership necessary to adopt new best practices. They will be committed to working closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Department to promote the growth and success of local small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underutilized groups.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, economics, accounting, or a closely related field. A minimum of six years of related experience is also required; 10 or more years of experience in a similar role is preferred. Professional certification such as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is desired.
The salary range for this position is $140,000 - $160,000.