Buyer

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CLASS SUMMARY:
Responsible for directing and supporting sourcing activities in the acquisition of goods and services. May review all purchase orders and coordinates the sale or other disposition of surplus assets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.

  • Focusing on best value for KCAB, performs sourcing activities for areas/departments of responsibility consisting of: processing requisitions, obtaining written and verbal quotes, interviewing sales reps, analyzing market conditions, negotiating with suppliers, analyzing quotes, selecting suppliers, creating and issuing purchase orders, resolving supplier issues, and creating and maintaining appropriate records.
  • For areas of responsibility, publishes, issues and evaluates Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposal, and Requests for Quotes via the electronic bidding system.  This includes: preparing and releasing the final solicitation, preparing and leading pre-solicitation meetings/site visits, facilitating questions and answers, reviewing submissions, facilitating evaluation, conducting pre-award conferences, and assisting staff to complete justification for approval.
  • Facilitates the complete procurement process through award and approval for assigned solicitations and ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Drafts, reviews, interprets, and negotiates agreements, amendments, and extension in support of a variety of business transactions. Processes contract documents for routing and execution. Works with Supply Chain department to determine best suppliers, develop and maintain effective relationships with vendors, and secure pricing for areas of responsibility.
  • May review purchase orders created by the Buyers and approve or forward for appropriate approval limits established by KCAB.
  • Reconciles and resolves issues related to purchase orders.
  • Monitors and follows-up on past due purchase orders and assists Finance with invoicing issues. Performs supplier liaison work, reviews order status, communicates with suppliers, reconciles shipping errors, and secures return authorizations when required.
  • Meet regularly with contract managers and department staff within the areas of responsibility to establish and maintain good working relationships and to promote the activities of the Procurement department.
  • May serve as KCAB subject matter expert for procurement related functions for EAMS working group and in Oracle, Infor, and electronic bidding systems.
  • Serves as backup for buying responsibilities for areas/departments assigned to others.
  • May facilitate transfer of surplus equipment between departments and the sale or trade-in of equipment being upgraded through asset dispensation/utilization.
  • Prepares and maintains various reports as required. May serve as the Departmental Records Management Officer.
  • Responsible for all contract management activities as documented in KCAB Policy 1014, Contract Management.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field to the area of assignment and five years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Continue to develop personal and technical knowledge through ongoing and active learning.
LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Maintain Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) clearance;
  • Obtain and maintain position appropriate NIMS & emergency training.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Management principles and practices;
  • Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations governing public procurement and contracting.
  • Procurement policies and practices;
  • Problem Solving;
  • Financial management;
  • Project management.

SKILL IN:

  • Clearly and effectively communicating, negotiating and advocating, both orally and in writing;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective, fair, cooperative, collaborative and respectful relationships with internal and external colleagues, peers, work teams and workgroups;
  • Demonstrated skill in use of independent judgment;
  • Demonstrated skill in team leadership.

ADA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently, or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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