SALARY: $24.64 – $37.23 Hourly
$51,251.20 – $77,438.40 Annually
06/28/18 11:59 PM
Procures goods and services for both MSD and LWC in accordance with applicable procurement regulations and purchasing procedures of both organizations. Supports the development and execution of Information Technology procurement strategies and projects largely related to software and IT services. Performs a large volume of IT related procurements and other procurements as assigned. Prepares written original specifications and technical specifications for commodities and services. Prepares, evaluates, and awards informal and formal bids and requests for proposals and advertises solicitations. Issues blanket orders and price agreements and monitors usage. Purchases supplies, materials, and equipment of moderate complexity for both MSD and LWC. Actively pursues purchases from minority and women-owned businesses.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Supports the development and execution of Information Technology procurement strategies and projects largely related to software and IT services. Prepares technical specifications for commodities and services. Prepares, evaluates, and awards informal and formal bids and requests for proposals and advertised solicitations. Issues blanket orders and price agreements and monitors usage. Purchases supplies, materials, and equipment of moderate complexity for both MSD and LWC while ensuring compliance with the MSD Procurement Regulations and/or LWC policies and procedures. Organizes and coordinates pre-bid conferences and proposal evaluation committees and presents findings to management. Analyzes and evaluates bid documents, negotiates pricing, recommends bid award and creates/generates purchase orders. Monitors bid expiration dates and the bid renewal process to ensure continuation of assigned contracts. Conducts analysis using the Producers Price Index, Consumer Price Index or other indexes as required. Facilitates performance and/or payment issues between suppliers and end-users for both organizations. Procures assigned commodities for the purpose of ensuring the availability of goods and services as needed. Prepares documentation such as reports and correspondence to communicate information and maintain vendor relations and maintain accurate information for the bid file. Engages with prospective minority and women-owned businesses to encourage participation in Supplier Diversity Programs for both organizations for potential procurement of goods and services. Follows through on purchase orders resolving delivery problems, quality or quantity discrepancies, invoice pricing issues and approval of billed freight. Engages in continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and works cooperatively with other departments. Establishes and maintains the electronic material master file in SAP and Oracle to ensure data integrity. Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NECESSARY TO THE WORK:
Knowledge of municipal, state and federal laws pertaining to the procurement of goods and services including the Kentucky Model Procurement Code and Kentucky Bid Law; knowledge of MSD and LWC procurement policies; knowledge of competitive bidding processes; knowledge of accounting, inventory control, shipping and receiving; knowledge in negotiation ethics; skill in buying and expediting purchases; skill in oral and written communication; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite); skill in exercising tact and diplomacy; ability to collect, organize and analyze data; ability to write original bid specifications; ability to utilize SAP and Oracle systems as it relates to procurement; ability to exercise judgment and discretion.
Bachelor degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a related field; three or more years of purchasing experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. One or more of the following certifications is preferred: Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified in Supply Management (CSM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must have safe work and driving habits.
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