PURCHASING AGENT

CA LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA

Posted: 08/29/2017 Employment Type: Temporary Municipal Skills and Departments: FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Job Number: 1830 Hourly Pay Rate (Click for Pay RANGE): $0.00
An established organization in southern LA County is looking for a Purchasing Agent to fill a vacancy within the Finance Division. This is a full-time position working for 3 to 6 months and can at the client's discretion be extended or made permanent. Compensation is open, DOE/DOQ.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Receives, examines, and processes requisitions; prepares or reviews bid specifications and other necessary documents related to the purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment; locates source of supply, and places orders with appropriate bidders.
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 City 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.
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.

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