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Sr. Fleet Buyer

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11312465
Date Posted: 08-29-2018
We are seeking professionals who reflect the City of Fort Worth values.  These values include; providing exceptional customer service, embracing community diversity, striving for continuous improvement, and demonstrating mutual respect and accountability at all times.  
The Property Management Fleet Division manages over 4,000 City fleet assets-- acquiring, maintaining, fueling and disposing of them at prescribed intervals.  The Senior Fleet Buyer will lead the Fleet Acquisition Team and work hand in hand with the city purchasing staff to acquire approximately 350 new fleet vehicles and equipment each fiscal year. 
We are seeking a full-time Senior Fleet Buyer who can provide leadership and forward thinking while providing growth and training to a current team of fleet buyers.  The successful candidate will work within the City of Fort Worth and located @ 4100 Columbus Trail, Fort Worth, Texas 76133.
The typical work week is 40 hours primarily during weekdays, but with occasional responsibility for after hour or weekend needs as required.  Some travel is required for offsite fleet industry events, vehicle and equipment pilot inspections, demonstrations, and manufacturer new model presentations. 
The Senior Fleet Buyer should possess excellent communication skills.  Further, a solid foundation of organizational and time management skills are a necessity, as the position will coordinate efforts between customer departments, vendor partners, city purchasing staff and other stakeholders within the City of Fort Worth.
The City will take into account the combination of formal education and experience when considering candidates for the position.  Typically candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, although relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.  At least three years of experience in purchasing, equipment, and/or performing cost benefits and/or specification analysis is required.  Fleet industry experience, ideally in the area of asset acquisition, is strongly preferred.  Strong analytical skills are essential, as is proficiency in Microsoft Office computer applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint). 
Other Requirements:
Candidates must have a valid Texas driver’s license. 
Preference will be given to candidates with:
  • Thorough knowledge of fleet asset management principals;
  • Proven Leadership in an acquisition role;
  • Technical knowledge of vehicle and equipment product lines;
  • Experience developing complex, specialized vehicle and equipment bid specifications;
  • Ability to perform data analysis and including total cost of ownership (“TCO”) calculations;
  • Experience with fleet management, telematics and financial computer applications; and 
  • Relevant fleet industry certifications including Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist CAFS, Certified Automotive Fleet Manager, CAFM.

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