SENIOR BUYER/DO

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Posting Number: PN# 20214
Division: DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
Section: PROCUREMENT
Reporting Location: 2805 McKinney
Workdays & Hours: M - F, 7 am - 4 pm
Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsible for the procurement of diversified and technical materials, equipment and services on a competitive basis for the City and/or department in accordance with City and departmental policies and procedures and/or specification requirements. Some of the responsibilities/duties include:

  • Must be able to write, review, and make recommendations to technical specifications
  • Creates RFQs, gathers and compiles bids. Tabulates bids, evaluating price quotes, comparing to specifications and reviewing for M/WBE participation.
  • Creates purchase orders and reviews/attaches required documentation.
  • Schedules and expedites delivery and resolves any discrepancies with vendor.
  • Keeps updated on industry standards, types, features and quality of products, suppliers and other information by reviewing catalogs, technical and industrial publications and other sources.
  • Assist the Buyers and act as a lead person of Procurement Team

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

This is a Department of Public Works & Engineering Emergency Management position at the TierIIILevel.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or closely related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Four years of professional buying experience required. Professional buying experience may substitute for the above education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

PREFERENCES

SAP experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) preferred. Consideration will be given to Applicants with Contract Administration and Buying experience.
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the department may administer a skills assessment evaluation.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: No
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 22

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or please call 832.393.6027.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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