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Sr. Buyer

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11252498
Date Posted: 08-08-2018
The City of Fort Worth has a Sr. Buyer job available in our Financial Management Services Department.  You will be responsible for providing support in the procurement of goods and services for city departments and operations and establish contracts and purchase agreements with suppliers. 
 
Sr. Buyer job duties include:
  • Purchase a diversified range of supplies, services and equipment for city departments.
  • Make recommendations to management regarding the appropriate method of procurement.
  • Review and edit specifications received from departments.
  • Write and facilitate ITB Invitations to Bid, RFQ Requests for Quotations or RFP Requests for Proposals.
  • Assist purchasing and user department staff responsible for ordering, receiving and monitoring of assigned contracts.
  • Expedite the delivery of purchased materials.
  • Make necessary adjustments with suppliers regarding replacements, incomplete orders, warranty claims or damaged supplies.
  • Assist purchasing and user departments with methods and techniques demonstrating industry best practices for procurement.
  • Perform market analysis on requested goods and services.
  • Formulate, negotiate, establish and administer annual purchase agreement arrangements for a range of products and/or services.
 
Minimum job requirements include:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, economics, accounting or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in purchasing, materials, equipment and services as well as performing cost benefit and specification analysis.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Preferred experience:
  • Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification. 
  • Experience with budget oversight and public contact.
  • Previous experience using BuySpeed Online or PeopleSoft purchasing systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of municipal purchasing laws, policies and procedures is preferred.
     
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