Senior Buyer

Under direction is responsible for negotiating the procurement of major purchases and annual contracts involving materials, equipment, and services; exercises general supervision over a group of clerks and buyers; and performs other related assigned duties.

Position Category: Professional
Requires Background Check: True
Position Code: 5754-0003KV
Department: Finance
Division: Procurement
Pay Grade: EX-36
Starting Salary: $2,111/Bi-Weekly

Essential Job Functions:
Negotiates major annual purchasing contracts for all City departments

Provides daily supervision over a clerical staff engaged in routine clerical work utilizing a formal, competitive sealed bid system

Processes and records requisitions and purchase orders

Prepares bid specifications

Coordinates and approves purchases and sales, including the sale and disposal of City owned surpluses

Coordinates the development and use of a computerized purchasing system

Develops and implements purchasing procedures

Acts as Purchasing Agent during supervisor's absence

Must report to work on a regular and timely basis

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in purchasing management, business or public administration, or related field, and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Considerable knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of procurement practices and resources; considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; and good knowledge of statutes, charters, and ordinances as they relate to public purchasing.  Ability to plan, organize and review the work of a small staff performing purchasing work; ability to prepare specifications for volume purchases of equipment, materials and services; and the ability to utilize the highest level of interpersonal skill in order to understand, select, develop and motivate people at any level within or outside the organization.

Physical Requirements:  
Physical requirements include arm and hand dexterity enough to use a keyboard, 10-key, and telephone; occasional lifting up to 10 pounds; occasional pushing up to 20 pounds; may be subject to walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, handling, and twisting; and vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.

Licenses and Certificates: 
None required.

Skills Tests Required:
Assessments will be administered.

Working Environment:
Working environment is primarily indoors in an office setting.