Chief Procurement Officer

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 00:00
State of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

DCAMM's Mission:

The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) is responsible for capital planning, project delivery, property management, and real estate services for the Commonwealth. We are stewards of the Commonwealth's assets. We care for the people of our state and the future of our planet. Our job is to work with our state agencies to create and manage forward-thinking, sustainable buildings to meet the needs of our citizens. We are partners with our agencies to help them meet their strategic needs with fiscally responsible building and real estate solutions. We support the growth of our economy and actively engage with our private sector partners to make it easier to do business with the Commonwealth and improve access and opportunity.

DCAMM oversees over $2 billion in capital programs and projects. We manage 5.5 million square feet of state buildings and assist agencies in the sound management of their properties. We are responsible for all real estate activities, including leasing, acquisition and disposition, managing over 400 transactions each year.


Position Summary:

The Chief Procurement Officer is a central service provider that oversees the end-to-end process for procuring goods and services throughout DCAMM. Working under the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Procurement Officer's role is to provide technical procurement support and promote the principles of strategic sourcing, ensure compliance with procurement rules and regulations, ensuring the right goods and services are available to meet the needs of the agency, when they are needed, and at the lowest cost possible.


Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and provide technical support for DCAMM business units in strategic sourcing of goods and services procured under 801.CMR.21, including preparation and implementation of annual strategic sourcing plans to leverage existing statewide contracts.
  • Oversee the ongoing deployment of COMMBUYS (including purchase approval chains) in coordination with DCAMM business units and OSD. This will include setting up and monitoring purchase approval chains and activity reporting.
  • Develop and maintain an agency wide annual Procurement Calendar to enable proper planning and time allowance for all DCAMM business units involved in the individual procurements.
  • Develop and implement specific performance metrics and reporting tools to track DCAMM's performance in critical aspects of procurement and oversee continuous improvement efforts in this area.
  • Assist in the development and approval of Requests for Responses (RFRs) in conjunction with individual DCAMM business units and DCAMM's legal office.
  • Ensure agency's participation goals are met for purchase of goods and services through M/WBEs and other supplier diversity programs.
  • Contribute and support goals and efforts as a member of the Office of Finance Management team in the areas of communication of practice between all business units and procurement; as it intersects with each team functions (Budget, Contracts, Operation and Accounts Payable).
  • Other duties as required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidate would have bachelor's degree in Business or a related field.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.



I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.

IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Seniority Level:




Non-profit Organization Management  Financial Services  Hospital & Health Care


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Job Functions:

Purchasing  Supply Chain