Purchasing Agent

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Purchasing and Warehouse
  • Salary: $48,058.42 - $73,529.38 Annually USD

Job Description


Education and Experience : A Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or accounting finance, and four (4) years of purchasing experience, including two (2) years in a lead work capacity.

Licenses and Certificates : Some positions may require a valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under direction, oversee, plan and coordinate the preparation of purchase bid requests and contracts; purchase of equipment, materials and supplies.

Typical Duties

Plan, develop, update, and recommend implementation of purchasing policies and procedures for the utility department. Involves: Oversee assigned day to day activities of the Purchasing Department related to state purchasing policy, department policies, funding constraints and accepted purchasing practices. Develop long- and short-term budget projections and plans. Prepare section's annual budget and control approved budget expenses. Communicate with corporate management of contractors and suppliers, design consultants, boards and other City personnel and departments as needed to complete purchasing contracts and requests for bids. Make presentations, as required. Respond to requests for reports and financial information as requested by management. Review and edit work product of section to ensure error free reports for purchasing activities.

Coordinate and facilitate production of construction bid documents. Involves: Administer bid process including advertisement, opening bids, and providing recommendation for approval/disapproval of award to supervisor. Issue notice to proceed once award is approved and receive completed contract documents. Review documents to ensure correctness of all insurance, bonds and other required documentation. Assess market conditions to ensure cost effective purchases of capital and operational equipment, materials and supplies. Evaluate life cycle costing, economic order quantity, buy versus lease, order consolidation, etc. Coordinate disposal of excess material and equipment through public auction. Administer contracts, negotiate and resolve contract disputes with contractors and suppliers. Develop in conjunction with Risk Manager insurance and surety bond requirements.

Supervise assigned personnel. Involves: Meet with supervisory and general staff on regularly scheduled basis. Prioritize and coordinate section activities. Instruct, review, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance of senior staff and review evaluations by supervisors. Provide training and development. Enforce personnel rules, regulations, and work and safety standards. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hires, terminations, transfers, disciplinary action, merit pay or other employee status changes.

General Information

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Salary Range: $48,058.42 - $67,161.65 per year.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test information: An evaluation of education and experience will be conducted on qualified applicants.

Please note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately; this position may close once a preset number of applicants have been received.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

El Paso, Texas United States View Map