Purchasing & Contracts Manager

Orange County Head Start, Inc. - Orange County, CA

 Purchasing & Contracts Manager


As a Purchasing & Contracts Manager, the candidate will supervise the Purchasing and Contracts department. Plan, organize and coordinate the operations related to all Agency contracts and procurement functions, ensuring compliance with internal, federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

The candidate will also develop bids and contracts relative to procurement, including writing, sourcing, negotiating and managing the bidding process. Manage delivery of goods and services as stated on contracts, including enforcing monitoring vendor performance, evaluation and survey and closing out contracts as needed.

As part of the position’s duties, the candidate will manage the work order process (AWOS), including review of orders submitted by staff pertaining to the Automated Purchasing System.

The candidate will act as liaison between OCHS and insurance brokers, organize and coordinate insurance policies (general liability, commercial, property, auto & E&O) including policy additions, changes, removals and loss claims.

Interactions with the executive director, division directors, managers, and other staff to assist with any questions or concerns they may have in relation to the Purchasing & Contracts department. The position is supervised by the Division Director of Finance & Administration.


Education requirements: Bachelor degree in business administration or a related field required. Experience in lieu of education requirement may be considered.


Experience:   A minimum offive years of progressively responsible experience in non-profit/government Purchasing & Contracts.


We offer monthly salary range of $5,000 to $5,700 a month, depending on education and experience, excellent benefits, in addition to the opportunity to serve vulnerable children and families in Orange County.


Final filing date Friday, January 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at 5:00 p.m.


Apply now to join our team! Submit an application, resume and transcripts to: 

Orange County Head Start Inc.

2501 S. Pullman Street, Suite 100

Santa Ana, CA 92705


For further information and additional career opportunities, please visit the careers section on our website at www.ochsinc.org or call our Human Resources Department at 714-241-8920.

Fax 949-596-8291


How to Apply


Contact Info

Patty Mustian

Job Details

Category: Program Administration

Type: FT

Location: Orange County, CA

Salary: 5000.00 - 5700.00

Posted On: January 10th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: http://www.ochsinc.org


Would you like to make difference in the lives of Orange County’s most vulnerable children?


As a non-profit organization, Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) serves preschoolers, infants, toddlers, pregnant women and families throughout Orange County, including families on public assistance, children with disabilities, from homeless and foster families, and teen parents. OCHS’s programs and services promote school readiness, early reading, science, mathematics, social skills and physical development. Through the additional support of comprehensive services, including health, nutrition, mental health and family partnership building, parents are empowered as leaders and advocates for their children’s education, families’ success, and betterment of the communities.