Senior Buyer

  • Manatee County, FL
  • Bradenton, Florida
  • Jul 14, 2017
Purchasing and Warehouse
  • Salary: $20.16 - $31.25 Hourly

Job Description

General Information

LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 34205
HOURS: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Pay grade: G16


This classification performs administrative work in the operation of the County's central purchasing function. Responsibilities include managing the purchase of a wide variety of materials, supplies, equipment and services. Effective and efficient management of time and resources, plus understanding the scope of work assigned, are critical skills needed for this position. Facilitates the acquisition of services, supplies and materials, mostly by Invitation for Bids (IFB), Requests for Quotations (RFQ) and occasional Requests for Proposals (RFP).

Working Conditions:

Indoor/Office situation; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs. alone; up to 50 lbs. with assistance.

Job Description

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Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in Business Administration or related field. Minimum of two (2) years of verifiable experience in a professional purchasing position; or verifiable experience equivalent to four (4) years in a position with duties closely related to those of the Senior Buyer. Direct experience with procuring indefinite quantity and indefinite delivery of commodities contracts highly desired.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Certifications: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or equivalent desired.

Note: Through pre-employment exercises, must demonstrate ability to read and comprehend complex solicitation responses or descriptions of programs, and then write competitive solicitations or justifications for non-competitive purchases in a compelling and concise manner.