PURCHASING AGENT / BUYER

CA LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA | Temporary

Post Date: 02/10/2015 Job ID: 1120 Municipal Skills and Departments: FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Pay Rate: 0.00
A government agency in Los Angeles County, CA area is looking for an experienced Purchasing Agent or Buyer to take over a vacant position within its Purchasing Division. Work schedule is 40 hours a week and position is to run for at least 2+ months and can become permanent. Compensation is DOE/DOQ.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Analyze competitive bids and proposals, conducts bid openings, evaluates bids, and make recommendations on awards.
Compares costs and evaluates the quality and suitability of supplies, materials, and equipment.
Interviews and corresponds with vendors; keeps informed of new products and market conditions and trends.
Provide assistance and training to agency departments to determine purchasing specifications and needs.
Maintains records on purchase price information on both open market and contract purchases, and revises these as conditions change; obtains quotations on open market purchases.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field. Experience directly related to this position may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required education.
Some experience in volume purchasing of a variety of general and specialized items, equipment, and services, preferably in a municipal setting.
Valid CA Drivers License.

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