The city of Los Angeles is seeking a Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), with the position having been created as part of a wider local government remodelling on structural leadership.
The role will entail forming cost reduction strategies through the creation of innovative procurement methods, policies and practices.
Once hired, the new CPO “will be responsible for the development of a plan to strategically leverage the city’s spend, identify cost savings, employ long-range operational policies and procedures that align with industry best practices, increase transparency, and reduce time to contract with the city,” the city statement said.
With procurement proven to be a key component to the growth and success of an organisation, the move makes sense with the city looking for an innovative and analytical individual with a proven track record of cutting costs and improving operations.
The statement has listed the use of ever evolving technologies as a requirement, in line with the growing emphasis that is being placed on the development of procurement technologies such as blockchain and AI solutions.