May assign Assistant Buyers and clerical staff in routine tasks, such as preparing purchase orders, reviewing quotations and expediting delivery.
Reviews purchase orders and contracts for completeness, accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
Reviews requisitioned materials, equipment or services to see if they can be purchased via contract.
Conducts pre-bid meetings and distributes bid invitations. Advertises and sets bid opening dates.
Gathers and compiles verbal and written bids. Tabulates bids, evaluating price quotes and comparing to specifications.
Researches vendors and evaluates their ability to provide and the availability of quality materials, equipment and services.
Selects or recommends the most advantageous bid. Schedules and expedites delivery and resolves any discrepancies with vendor.
Prepares requests for council action and final drafts of contracts.
Interprets and evaluates contract provisions. Ensures purchase orders comport with existing contracts.
Maintains and updates vendor lists. Maintains requisitions and purchase order files and logs.
Prepares reports and responds to information requests from department managers, vendors, etc.
Company focused on public service and community development
Live close to home and work within your community!
Stable company with a foundation dating back to the early 1930s
Team of over 500 employees
Strong foundation in training employees
Endured challenging economic cycles and have shown to be stable and secure
Recognition, cultivation and rewards for your talent
Opportunities for challenges, learning and advancement with a company aligned with a long term aggressive growth strategy
On the job training
Location: Near NRG Stadium - FREE PARKING!
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or a closely related field.
2 years of professional or para-professional buying experience are required.
Must have strong experience in purchasing and communication.
Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Organized and Self Motivated.
Detailed data entry
Ability to commit to position on a long term basis