Purchasing Services Buyer

Location
Kendall Campus
Posted
Mar 13, 2018
Ref
997185
Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

All applications must be submitted online at http://www.mdc.edu/jobs/

Job Description:

The Buyer is a specialized position involving the procurement of goods and services in support of the College's centralized purchasing function

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Assists in the preparation of bids and service contracts 
•Resolves issues arising from the processing of departmental purchase requisitions, purchase orders, service contracts, competitive bids, and bid tabulations 
•Procures goods and services among a broad range of categories, including those of a technical and specialized nature 
•Determines the appropriate General Ledger Codes (GLC) to be utilized for all departmental purchasing to be provided 
•Communicates with College vendors regarding order status, specifications or current market information 
•Maintains documentation for commodities purchased pursuant to contracts with the State of Florida and other governmental entities 
•Performs other duties as assigned
 
Minimum Requirements: 

•Bachelor's degree with major course work in Business Administration or related field and five (5) years of responsible purchasing experience in a government or Higher Education institution; or a Master's degree with major course work in Business Administration or related field and one (1) year of responsible purchasing experience in a government or Higher Education institution
•Knowledge of standard procurement and recording practices and ability to apply such knowledge to maintain specialized purchasing, control and information records 
•Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn on-line database procurement systems 
•Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community 
•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public 
•Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with departmental officials, vendors and related groups

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