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Posted exclusively for Students & Alumni of

Western Piedmont Community College
Job Information

Job Title

Purchasing Specialist II

Type of Job

Full Time

Job Location

Newton, North Carolina 28658

Posting Date

07/31/2020

Expiration Date

08/30/2020

Salary

$38,294.13 - $45,000.00

Job Description

Are you an experienced Purchasing Specialist, knowledgeable in writing specifications and the bidding process, looking to work in a collaborative and innovative environment? Catawba County Finance (Purchasing) is recruiting for a Purchasing Specialist II to perform administrative work in developing formal and informal specifications for the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, services, construction and repair work; prepare and issue bid proposals and contracts; and monitor vendor performance to ensure contract compliance and customer satisfaction.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

? Advises departments on purchasing policies and procedures, bid statutes and best purchasing practices

? Maintains a current knowledge of various commodities to be purchased by attending equipment and product demonstrations

? Plans and develops training programs for employees

? Assists in planning and implementation for issuing bids for purchases including bid proposals, developing specifications, presiding over pre-bid meetings, reviewing bids, evaluating proposals and making recommendation for award

? Develop specifications and issue Request for Proposals for service contracts

? Consults with departments and vendors on purchase needs and specifications including determining the best procurement method

? Provide federal grant assistance to Departments

? Serve as backup to the Switchboard Receptionist for 1 hour a day. This is a team responsibility that each member contributes to accomplish.

? Create and maintain spreadsheet to track service contract renewals

? Create and maintain spreadsheets to track goals and outcomes

Job Requirements

Experience Level

Students & Alumni

Degrees Wanted

Associates, Bachelors

Majors Wanted

Any Major

Job Targets Wanted

Any Job Target

Special Skills Wanted

No Information Provided

Minimum GPA

No Information Provided

Other Job Requirements

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

? Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer or willing to obtain within a specified timeframe; or CPPB/CPPO Certification with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing or willing to obtain within a specified timeframe

? Valid NC Driver’s license with safe driving record

? Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide variety of people including team members, internal customers, management team, and various vendors and contractors

? Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, write succinct specifications, and prepare and present written reports

? Analytical ability to review bids and maintain budget spreadsheets

? Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Word and Excel)

? Ability to make sound decisions and recommendations

? Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local statutes, laws, rules and regulations related to governmental purchasing programs, competitive bidding processes and contract management

? Considerable knowledge of the procedures and techniques used in establishing policies and procedures and monitoring policy compliance

? Considerable knowledge of finance and accounting procedures and techniques

? General knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment

? This position is considered light work, lifting up to 20 pounds on a regular basis.

PREFERENCES:

? Experience in local government procurement

? Local Government Purchasing Certification or NIGP Certification

? Experience in PeopleSoft financial software

? Experience in Construction bidding and processes

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