The Buyer (Senior) performs a variety of highly complex and specialized purchasing responsibilities, financial and analytical assignments and provides lead direction to other Buyers. Employees work within an established framework in accordance with County purchasing policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as State, Local and Federal laws. Incumbents are expected to work independently in performing the tasks necessary to fulfill the department’s needs. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator with strong customer service skills, is collaborative, team oriented and solutions focused with demonstrated continuous process improvement skills.
The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES -Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Oversees, coordinates and participates in the work of staff performing professional, technical, and analytical duties in support of centralized purchasing; provides oversight to employees in the areas of work methods, and techniques; verifies work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
Develops invitations for Bids, Requests for Proposals/Qualifications and Requests for Quotes the most complex and highly specialized purchasing activities; coordinates the solicitation process from beginning to the award of the contract.
High school diploma/GED is required. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field is preferred. Possession of an advanced purchasing certification is desirable.
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience performing technical purchasing in a centralized purchasing department including one year negotiating complex or highly specialized contracts and agreements or purchasing specialized items
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April 11, 2022, By 5:00pm