Purchasing Specialist careers in City of Atlanta at Atlanta, GA

Website City of Atlanta

This Job listing For Year 2022 is about City of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

About the job

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Posting Expires: 2/7/2022

Salary: Commensurate with experience

General Description And Classification Standards

Performs specialized purchasing duties in accordance with City processes and rules. Confirms purchase request details and prepares appropriate documentation. Administers purchasing agreements for assigned department or vendors. Positions in this class should be engaged full time in procurement/purchasing activities. Incumbents should have appropriate education and specific prior experience in purchasing, typically as a nonexempt purchasing staff member.

Supervision Received

Works under minimal supervision; can set own work sequence and pace within process/department

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Researches market sources and vendors to attain most cost-effective pricing for the purchase of supplies and services.
  • Assist user agency in determine the best sourcing method, Aids user agency in fine tuning the written specification for commodity/good for competitive bids; and from this prepares solicitation document.
  • Primary lead of managing project solicitation from request stage to final award.
  • Analyze historical purchases and usage by commodity to aid in determining value of current contract and/or future purchases, Enter and follow-up on all requisitions/and or purchase orders for assigned departments.
  • Place orders for materials summitted through purchase orders, etc. Conducts timely invoice and purchase order processingeconciliation.
  • Ensure procurement files are organized and easily assessable when needed.
  • Communicates and maintains working relationship with user agencies, internal department staff, and suppliers to meet customer expectations; assists with questions and concerns regarding Procurement/Oracle policies. Assist potential vendors with registering with the City.
  • Resolves conflicts concerning goods/services at department and vendor level. Inspects invoices and troubleshoots problems between divisions and vendors to include price discrepancies, credits, and other payment terms.
  • Assists in the development and review of purchasing procedures and methods.
  • Handles special projects of a purchasing or auditing nature as assigned. Interprets and applies City purchasing or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines.

Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Knowledge of fundamental processes of competitive purchasing.
  • Knowledge of public purchasing laws, principles and procedures, reading specifications, and negotiation; knowledge of principles of accounting, budgeting, and statistics as they relate to purchasing activities.
  • Knowledge of City government processes and procedures.
  • Well-developed arithmetic and verbal skills; skill in using a variety of computer tools, including text and data tools, spreadsheets, and specialized data systems.
  • Skill using Oracle related software.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with vendors, colleagues, management, and government officials.
  • Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data from multiple sources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in business administration, procurement, or related field (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis). 2 years’ experience in purchasing and/or contract administration

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, procurement, or a related area, plus 2 years’ experience in government procurement Prior knowledge and experience utilizing or managing forklift operations is preferred.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License

Essential Capabilities And Work Environment

  • Required physical, lifting up to 100lbs, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job. Ability to stand, crawl, function in a confined or restricted space.
  • City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Company: City of Atlanta

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Entry level

Job Location: Atlanta, GA

Application Deadline: N/A

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