Posted: 08/31/2017 Employment Type: Temporary Municipal Skills and Departments: FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Job Number: 1835 Hourly Pay Rate DOEQ: $0.00
A municipal agency in the city of Los Angeles, CA area is in need of a Senior Buyer. This is a full-time position that should run for 6 months or more. For the right person, it could become a permanent opportunity. Compensation is open, DOE/DOQ.

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.
Three (3) years or more of municipal experience as a Buyer/Purchasing Agent with increased responsibilities. 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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