Procurement Contracting Officer I/ Buyer I

Job description

Job Title: Procurement Contracting Officer I/ Buyer I
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 224134
Job Summary

Process assigned requisitions and originate purchase orders in compliance within state, sponsored and federal regulations. Monitor activity relative to contract provisions from inception to completion. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: GT faculty, staff, students and the general public. This position typically will advise and counsel: GT faculty and staff. This will position supervise: N/A


Job Duty 1 -
Prepare purchase orders based on requirements as contained in purchase requisitions.

Job Duty 2 -
Coordinate activities relative to provisions of assigned contracts; take follow-up action as required.

Job Duty 3 -
Interface with GT faculty and staff on cross-functional strategic sourcing commodity teams relative to investigating/resolving procurement issues.

Job Duty 4 -
Interact with general public and suppliers regarding procurement policy and process.

Job Duty 5 -
Adhere to provisions of cost containment strategies and supplier management programs.

Job Duty 6 -
Encourage/educate customers on benefits from use of automated procurement system (Buzz Mart).

Job Duty 7 -
Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Technical Diploma, Associate's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience
Four to five years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This job requires basic knowledge of and skill in applying business purchasing processes and practices. This includes skills in negotiation, written and spoken communications and attention to detail. Use of standard office and specialized computer applications is also required.

Other Information Additional Information: The job duties and expectations of this role are similar to those of a Buyer I especially in regard to identifying and developing the requirements, process, and terms and conditions of procurement purchases and contracts.

This is not a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check

Additional Information: **Successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which will include a credit check. Please visit to obtain GT's background and credit policy.




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Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 3/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time