The J. Paul Getty Trust (“Getty”) is seeking a person with exceptional strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills to join the team as Head of Institutional Procurement. The Head of Institutional Procurement reports to the Controller and is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic operations of Procurement & Contract Services and oversees the entire procurement function in a customer-focused, strategic, and sustainable manner.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is one of the world’s most influential cultural and philanthropic institutions dedicated to the visual arts. Through its work in Los Angeles and around the world—including conservation, research, publications, exhibitions, grants, and education— Getty advances the understanding, presentation, and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.
Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are essential to their excellence and to the execution of their mission. The Getty community values di?erences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. They are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities they serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Head of Institutional Procurement plans, directs and manages the central procurement activities of Getty, including its four programs - Museum, Conservation Institute, Research Institute, and Foundation – and operational functions, such as facilities, technology, human resources, etc. The Procurement area supports a significant portion of the $350+ million annual budget. Reporting to the Controller, the Head of Institutional Procurement manages a team of approximately 15 who oversee procurement services, contracts, and accounting support, including P-card administration.
The successful candidate values team development, is an accomplished manager, and is committed to building a team-oriented organizational culture. The Head of Institutional Procurement needs to be a strategic thinker; able to provide clear direction; customer-centric; innovative; focused on continuous improvement; committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and supporting those efforts across Getty; excellent communicator; and will demonstrate integrity, openness, sound judgment, and a commitment to transparency.
A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or related field from an accredited college or university plus 5 -10 years of progressively more responsible work experience managing procurement functions and team, on behalf of an organization is required, Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) or similar designation preferred.
The Getty has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner is leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Getty is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.
Getty is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Through the collective and individual work of its constituent programs—Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Getty Research Institute—Getty pursues its mission in Los Angeles and throughout the world, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of professional communities in order to promote a vital civil society through an understanding of the visual arts.