Senior Procurement Specialist

Arizona Department of Administration

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Full time

Supply Chain and Logistics


Sep 6


Job no: 518987

Work type: Full-time

Location: PHOENIX

Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Budget/Finance/Payroll, Business and Financial Administration


We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection; through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for employees who are committed to our Agency, passionate to excel in their career and engaged in our mission. Only this caliber of employee will be successful in driving our Agency towards accomplishing our vision.


Job Location:

Business and Finance 

1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $70K-$80K

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Job Summary:

As a Senior Procurement Specialist, you will provide professional procurement services by formulating sourcing strategies based on current agency requirements, agency spend, and marketplace conditions or supply challenges, and evaluating suppliers based on factors such as price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical support. This position will develop specialized requirements and facilitate complex solicitations such as Request For Proposal (RFP), Invitation For Bid (IFB) and Request For Quotation (RFQ). In addition, the Senior Procurement Specialist will conduct evaluations, negotiations, and administer multiple statewide and agency specific, environmental services contracts.

This position is available for remote work on a full-time basis within Arizona (including virtual office arrangements).

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

• Adherence to all federal and state requirements,

• Develops and maintains professional working relationships with customers and suppliers,

• May serve on or lead project teams,

• Uses a variety of data analytics to assess cost/price analysis,

• Management of complex procurement activities;

• Maintains procurement records,

• Makes recommendations and develops contractual language to ensure contract terms and conditions are met;

• Gathers information via supplier databases and other sources.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Federal and state laws and statutes governing contractual agreements; federal and state funding rules and regulations; federal laws governing assigned program areas,

• General accounting practices and business law; fundamentals of budget development and expenditure control

Skilled in:

• Development and implementation of various strategic sourcing strategies,

• Effective solicitation and negotiation techniques,

• Managing complex contracts

• Applying best procurement practices, processes and procedures; contractual language (terms/conditions)

Ability to:

• Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders; strong verbal and written communication skills

• Summarize and analyze a variety of data/sources and formulate workable recommendations

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, finance, accounting or business

• Professional certification and/or nationally recognized certifications such as Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP)

• 3 years of professional public procurement experience in Requests for Proposal, Invitations for Bid, Requests for Quotation, Task Orders and Agreements

Pre-Employment Requirements:

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver’s License Requirements.

All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:

· 10 paid holidays per year

· Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees

· A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits

· A robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability

· An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

· We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility

· We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


ASRS Lifetime Benefits

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting

Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Advertised: 05 Jul 2023 US Mountain Standard Time

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