Chief Procurement Officer – Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Client: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Position: Chief Procurement Officer
Closing Date: Appointment Made

Additional Information: 


LA County

The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles is seeking a skilled and experienced procurement professional to serve as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) to oversee and direct all procurement, purchasing, contracting, warehousing, printing/reproduction, logistics services, law library services, fleet services, and related materials management operations, while providing expert professional assistance and guidance to the Court’s executives and managers in all areas of responsibility. Currently, there are 17 staff in procurement with approximately 60 in materials management. Adding to the volume of activity, is the shared procurement services contract for 25 other California courts administered by Los Angeles Superior Court. The CPO provides ethical leadership to ensure, not only that Contracts and Materials Management operations conform to Judicial Branch Contract Law and all other applicable state and local legal requirements, but that they align to maximize efficiencies and expense management to achieve optimal support from the Court’s investments in purchases and contract services.

External Candidates (not currently employed by Los Angeles Superior Court): Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of management-level experience overseeing procurement, contracting, and/or resource management/logistics for a large, complex organization.

Internal Candidates (currently employed by Los Angeles Superior Court): Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience as a Contracts/Procurement Administrator, Materials Administrator, or Finance Administrator for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in Court or with another public agency (state or local government preferred).
  • Licensed attorney with experience in contract law.
  • Experience in materials management.
  • Knowledge and experience dealing with supply chain issues.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) issued by the Institute for Supply Management.
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), issued by the National Contract Management Association.
  • Other comparable and relevant certifications.

Telework Opportunities: This position will be eligible for telework after an initial training period, although the responsibility of the CPO dictates a majority presence in the workplace based on the overall span of control, staff oversight, and key contributions at this executive level.

The annual salary range is $170,748 to $265,548 DOQE. Additionally, the CPO is eligible for County benefits and retirement programs including a defined benefit pension program through LACERA and matching contributions of up to 4% to the 401(k) savings plan and 4% to the 457(b) deferred compensation plan.