Dana Noffke has served as Ramsey County Procurement Manager since July 2010. The role of the Procurement Manager is to effectively manage the County's procurement function which includes planning, organizing, directing and evaluating a value focused procurement program. Procurement functions include management of resources and creation, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations, Minnesota State Statutes, County Policies and Procedures and business needs. The Procurement Manager directs vendor outreach, including promotion of the County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program, commodity and service solicitations, contracting, and related employee training. The Procurement Manager must initiate, participate and provide direction to County managers and supervisors regarding productivity improvement programs, improvements in technology utilization, and cost effective use of supplies, materials, equipment, space and services. Above all, the Procurement Manager must represent and conduct procurement that supports Ramsey County’s Mission, Vision and Goals. Dana has over 20 years of experience in both public and private procurement, including strategic sourcing. Dana is passionate about public procurement and organizational management and communication.