Buyer - Office Of Contracts Management
Department: Cntrcts Mgmt Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
* Must have one of the following certifications: Accredited Purchasing Practitioner, Certified Purchasing Manager, Certified Professional in Supply Management, Certified Public Purchasing Buyer, Certified Public Purchasing Officer, Certified Texas Purchaser, or Certified Texas Purchasing Manager.
* If not already certified, must obtain certification as outlined above within eighteen (18) months of employment.
2.Accesses PeopleSoft Purchasing System to process department requisitions and inquire into accounting and receiving systems to track status of purchase orders.
3.Communicate with vendors to resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and invoices and/or problems involving delivery dates, delays, damages, shortages, incorrect merchandise, incomplete orders, non-deliveries, rejection status inquiries to satisfaction of involved parties. Review and request status inquiries from receiving and accounting. Review and amend PO's accordingly in reference to Match Exceptions, communicating changes to appropriate personnel.
4.Develops in-depth knowledge of, and procurement expertise in, one or more designated procurement areas in order to function as specialist in area of procurement. Assists with preparation of invitations for bid and or submits request for proposal solicitation packages. Completes commercial/pricing evaluations of bid or proposal responses.
5.Contacts, advises, and/or assists personnel of own or other departments with respect to requisitions, delivery dates, sole justifications, specifications, substitutions, supply sources, etc., concerning any aspect of purchase orders or request for bid/proposals, originated by incumbent.
6.May periodically supervise work groups for special projects as assigned.
Purchase commodities and services at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and related delivery schedules
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