Project-Based Buyer

Houston, TX

Post Date: 09/20/2017 Job ID: 00002S1N Industry: Accounting/ Finance Pay Rate: 22.00 - 28.00
Are you great at multi-tasking and working on multiple projects at the same time? Do you enjoy a challenge and like to develop creative solutions? A downtown Houston college system has an immediate need for a project-based Buyer position with public sector experience.
Work with system departmental staff to handle formal solicitations.
Develop, evaluate and negotiate contracts for a wide range of products and services.
Ensure that all purchases are made in accordance with policies and applicable governing laws.
Review client department requests.
Conduct advanced industry/product market research to identify alternative supply sources.
Coordinate the inclusion of small-business participation.
Handle complex acquisitions and prepare solicitation/award documents, including PRC summaries. Maintain a bid calendar of current projects and contracts.
Promoting open, fair and competitive selection processes.

COMPANY PROFILE:
Large, established education system with multiple locations throughout the Houston and surrounding areas
Opportunity to work directly with the public and community
Effect positive change in the lives of the community
Team oriented
Recognized as more than just a number
Chance to be recognized for individual accomplishments and contributions
Great Downtown location near to restaurants and shopping
Free parking!

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Business/Purchasing or any related field required. Eight (8) years directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
Minimum of three (3) years purchasing experience that displays hands-on experience in purchasing a broad range of materials, equipment and services.
Strong work experience in purchasing and/or PRC in an educational environment or governmental agency highly desirable.
Certification in any of the following (equivalent or advanced) preferred; applicants who do not currently have said certification will be considered provided they agree to obtain the certification (as a condition of their continued employment) within eighteen (18) months after employment:
o Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB)
o Certified in Supply Management (CSM)
o Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business document, technical data, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Good understanding of the importance of vendor relationships, vendor goodwill and interdepartmental goodwill.
Proven and displayed abilities to effectively coordinate multiple, concurrent work activities.
Knowledge of PRC related State of Texas laws and regulations.
Ability to represent Operations effectively and professionally is essential.
Proficiency in computer word processing and spreadsheet applications, including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

Lindsey McCrory, CSP
Sr Staffing Consultant

Lindsey is a UT grad with a degree in Communications. She is a Sr. Staffing Consultant who has been working with ExecuTeam for over 12 years. She joined our team soon after she utilized our services for her own career search. Lindsey heads up the Administrative/Professional division and is passionate about serving both her clients and candidates in locating and making the right match. When she is not globetrotting or working with her clients and candidates, you might find her running at the park or partaking in a local yoga or Pilates class.

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