Under general direction of the Chief, Production Services, in the Prison Industry Authority (PIA), to administer the materials management program, for a variety of enterprises within the Prison Industry program.
Directs staff and activities for a PIA statewide program of materials management and acquisition required in the production of products by a wide variety of enterprises; establishes policies and procedures for the effective acquisition of materials and service by long term contract, quarterly purchase, lease versus purchase contracting methods to enhance competitive bidding; independently develops and operates a sensitive and complex program requiring a high level of expertise and analytical skill; establishes acquisition standards and specifications, analyzes commodity market conditions; determines conformity to policy and/or law, and appraises the soundness of judgment exercised in the making of major awards; receives and reviews requisitions; prepares and reviews specifications; invites quotations, examines bids and awards, and negotiates contracts; investigates sources of supplies; establishes policies and procedures for the effective implementation of statewide planned purchasing programs; determines the priorities for and implements purchasing programs to reduce product costs and to insure satisfactory vendor and product performance; initiates methods for the continuing evaluation of program effectiveness and the generation of data necessary for management appraisal of purchasing effectiveness; evaluates and acts to improve the performance of subordinate staff including planning and initiating continuing programs for employee development and training.
Two years' experience in a large materials management program including responsibility for providing purchasing and supply support to a large organization utilizing a wide range of products and materials in a variety of program activities as a production manager, plant manager, industrial purchasing manager or a closely related managerial position. and
Education: Equivalent to the completion of two years of college (60 semester units). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Purchasing principles, practices and procedures, cost study techniques, market conditions practices, current price trends, logistics, material needs, specifications, equipment suitable for the needs of a varied manufacturing and sales oriented agency; principles of organization and management; principles of personnel management and supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the process available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of others; analyze data and situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate effectively; and effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.