Salary Range: $84,108 - $133,016 per year – Dependent on Qualifications
Broward County is seeking a dynamic and driven professional to serve as its first Chief Negotiator in the County’s $1 billion procurement environment.
Broward County, home to nearly 1.8 million people, is located between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. With 23 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean coastline, its “blue wave” beaches attract over 10 million visitors each year.
Broward County’s warm climate, ethnic and racial diversity, expanding economy, myriad of housing options, excellent schools, leading edge healthcare, and advanced transportation system afford its residents an exceptional quality of life.
This newly created position, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer / Director of Finance and Administrative Services Department, will be responsible for leading complex procurements that are high-value and multi-faceted.
As Broward County is a full service governmental agency, the Chief Negotiator must be a quick study to gain sufficient subject matter expertise in leading diverse procurement negotiations. With a wide variety of stakeholders, the Chief Negotiator will have superb consensus building skills.
Considerable knowledge and strong prior experience as a lead negotiator well versed in contract negotiation techniques and principles will be required in order to provide immediate positive outcomes. The ability to analyze and mitigate significant business, financial, and legal risks will also be required as well as being strongly versed in confidentiality obligations, warranties, liabilities, termination clauses, breaches and remedies.
As the County’s Chief Negotiator, this individual will develop negotiation strategies and lead negotiation teams through contract negotiations, closures, and dispute resolutions which may include evidence submission in legal proceedings, legal brief preparation, and participation in arbitration proceedings. The Chief Negotiator will need to have the ability to work with and understand the needs of functional area staff as well to conclude successful negotiations.
The other major area for the Chief Negotiator is training. This individual will not only lead negotiation teams, but will also serve as a trainer, mentor, and creator of a cadre of negotiation professionals. Accordingly, this individual should have a proven track record of staff development in both building skill sets and enhancing existing skill sets as the ability to train will be a key success factor. Staff to be trained will include both Purchasing staff and operational subject matter experts within the various County departments. Accordingly, the Chief Negotiator should be able to train novices in negotiations as well as to enhance the existing skill set of purchasing professionals and should be able to provide formal classroom instruction as well as small group and individual mentoring. As Broward County staff are geographically diverse, the ability to leverage technology to deliver training is essential. The creation of a training library will also be a benchmark for performance success.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with major course work in public or business administration and eight years of progressively responsible experience negotiating complex, high-dollar contracts, preferably in a public sector environment. A proven track record in staff development of both novice negotiators and purchasing professionals is highly valued. A background that includes experience in construction procurement is a plus. Professional qualification / certification in law, finance, or purchasing is highly desired.
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The County offers a robust array of benefits including: nine annual holidays and two personal days; accrued paid vacation leave; an additional 40 hours of job basis leave annually; accrued sick leave; Florida Retirement System (FRS) retirement benefits; life and AD&D insurance; a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH); pharmacy coverage; dental insurance; vision insurance; wellness program; Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical expenses and dependent care; a paid Health Reimbursement Account (HRA); and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. To learn more about our outstanding benefits click here: BENEFITS
Please submit your resume via e-mail to: Careers_exec@broward.org. Please type “Chief Negotiator” in the subject line. For additional information you may call 954-357-6020. Resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of Friday, May 10, 2013.
Broward County Is An Equal Opportunity Employer And Provider Of Services.
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