The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) develops the state’s IT procurement strategy, aligns it with the overall state IT and business strategy priorities and translates state IT and business imperatives into IT procurement targets.
The CPO lays out a technology procurement automation and analytics agenda to drive and prove value creation. The CPO leads the evaluation of optimal sourcing and pricing options, taking into consideration outsourcing/cloud, hybrid, and insourcing models.
The position collaborates with the Department of Administration, Division of Purchase and Contract, to introduce top-notch e-procurement, contract management, and supplier performance tools.
This position will operate under the leadership of the Secretary and State Chief Information Officer (SCIO), Jim Weaver, as appointed by the governor. The CPO is based in Raleigh, but hybrid remote work is possible. This position is designated as Statutory Exempt and is exempt from the State Human Resources Act.
- Deliver high quality technology products and services with the right balance of cost control, risk mitigation and speed
- Lead the negotiation strategy for large and complex contracts
- Develop and manage a high- performance team responsible for supporting all technology supplier and procurement-related functions
- Drive the technology procurement acquisition strategy
- Establish technology procurement processes and procedures that balance cost, risk and speed
- Establish metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the technology procurement team
$127,474 - $155,000
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrates leadership, including team leadership and organizational skills, in a cross-cultural environment in a job with a similar level of responsibility
- Deep knowledge of the use of technology procurement tools and an interest in driving automation and innovation in procurement processes
- Strong negotiation skills and stakeholder influence skills
- Strong knowledge in financial management, technology contract terms and legal issues
- Superb problem-solving and relationship-building skills in complex supplier and internal customer relationship environments
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and seven years of progressive data processing experience including at least four years of managerial experience in directing information resource management programs that include applications development, hardware and software operations, end-user computing services, and communications activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Application & Process:
Hiring is to be as early as July 1, 2021, and no later than September 30, 2021.
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter to Recruitment Manager, Shaun Osborne, addressing your interest and the knowledge, skills and abilities noted in this profile.