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Procurement Outreach Liaison

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State Of Oklahoma Oklahoma City , OK 73113

Posted 2 months ago

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The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a trusted, credible partner that empowers employees to provide valued business expertise allowing customers to focus on their missions across state government. OMES provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor's Office on budgetary policy matters.

Our mission is supporting our partners through unified business services. The OMES mission requires a highly-qualified workforce committed to making government run in the most efficient, innovative manner possible. Achieving that mission takes team-oriented, solutions-driven professionals who understand the importance of partnering to achieve success.

OMES is seeking a full time, unclassified Procurement Outreach Liaison located in Oklahoma City. This is a full time unclassified position in state government. OMES offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $50,000 based on education and experience.

Position Summary

The Central Purchasing Procurement Outreach Liaison is responsible for (1) research and development of new markets for utilization of statewide purchasing opportunities, (2) serving as a liaison with suppliers for consistency of process in becoming a supplier with the State of Oklahoma, (3) being an active partner in problem solving supplier/agency/affiliate issues, (4) apprising suppliers/agencies/affiliates of appropriate procurement opportunities and resources. This role is pivotal in the Office of Management and Enterprise Services Central Purchasing Division's (OMES CP) interactions with the portfolio of suppliers of services and goods, state agencies, affiliates and national cooperative purchasing organizations and to provide consistency of customer service.

Essential Function

  • Analyze trends and market conditions for the present and future strategy requirements of goods, services and third-party opportunities.

  • Research and develop new markets for utilization of statewide purchasing opportunities.

  • Identify purchasing needs in relation to new statewide or cooperative opportunities.

  • Define contract recommendations that support business goals, in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Create joint partnerships with state agencies and affiliates to identify needs and opportunities to reduce the cost of acquisitions through statewide initiatives.

  • Represent agency at various meetings; serves on special committees, make recommendations to purchasing related issues, concerns, or topics.

  • Serve as a resource to national cooperative purchasing organizations.

  • Advise supplier/agency/affiliate personnel concerning purchasing policies and procedures; conducts public relations activities.

  • Assist in assessing contract portfolios for market penetration, cost savings and cost avoidance.

  • Incorporates lessons learned with training personnel.

  • Assist with resolving supplier/agency/affiliate disputes.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support of mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

  • Must function effectively within a team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or a related discipline with at least 3 years' experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies and programs or equivalent work experience.

Valued Skills and Experience

Knowledge of marketing techniques and programs. Ability to develop, implement and manage multiple projects and plans; to conduct needs analyses related to product/service development, sales support and marketing efforts; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to manage customer and public relations; to conduct agency/affiliate/supplier trainings.

Required to achieve certification as a State of Oklahoma Procurement Officer or must attain certification within one year of employment.

  • Title 74 Central Purchasing Act and 260:115 Administrative Rules;

  • Title 74 - State Use Committee and State use committee 260:120;

  • Title 62 - Oklahoma State Finance Act;

  • Must have knowledge to perform job duties in compliance with state statutes.

Knowledge of and apply appropriate procurement ethics in all duties.

Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a clean driving record.

Must possess a positive and professional attitude.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This position works a large percentage of the work day on a telephone, computer or in person with state agencies, affiliates and current suppliers and potential suppliers to the State. Ability to perform job duties on a computer and telephone for 6-8 hours per day is necessary.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.

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Procurement Outreach Liaison

Expired Job

State Of Oklahoma