DescriptionWe are seeking an individual with an associate’s degree or higher and four years’ large scale buying experience to join our three person buying team. This is an integral role ensuring that members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office have the goods, supplies, equipment and services necessary to be successful in their roles to achieve our mission of “Leading The Way For A Safer Pinellas.” Our Buyers are responsible for full cycle buying from receiving the request from the user to the delivery of the items. Excellent customer service skills are necessary to create relationships with vendors, negotiate fee schedules and contract prices that are consistent with prevailing market conditions.
Reviews requisitions and specifications to obtain competitive quotations from vendors;
Establishes working relationships with vendors through in person meetings and phone/email communication; discusses and resolves problems regarding delayed goods and services delivery; returns damaged or incorrect items to vendors and processes necessary documents for credit;
Responds to department user requests, inquiries and problems regarding procurement processes and provides the costs of items/goods/services; determines inventory stock levels, reordering procedures and sources purchases to appropriate vendors;
Prepares and issues purchase orders to vendors; expedites orders when necessary. Provides procurement support and services for department users to determine means and methods for requesting and completing procurement orders of commodities, materials, supplies and equipment;
Prepares requests for quotes and bid specifications based on organizational needs; writes and/or reviews technical specifications and contracts for purchase of goods and services in conformity with purchasing policies of the agency, the State of Florida, and Federal guidelines;
Advertises formal bids and solicits quotations; determines when pre-bid conferences are required and presides over them;
Conduct negotiations with suppliers to establish fee schedules and contract prices that are consistent with prevailing market conditions;
Prepares documentation for contract awards, amendments, and change orders;
Interprets contracts, warranty statements, terms/conditions, and legal documents;
Reviews and forecasts market trends and perform price/cost analysis as necessary; Reviews historical data for each assigned commodity class and develops a plan to provide advantageous prices and expeditious delivery through an effective balance of term contracts, blanket purchase orders and open market purchases;
Survey markets to determine best source, new sources, market conditions and trends.
Implements and establishes training programs pertaining to procurement related functions and applications;
Participates in Sheriff’s Office recruitment and community relations activities as directed.
Use this link to apply: https://www.pcsoweb.com/administration/human-resources/how-to-apply1
Name: Human Resources
Closing Date: August 26, 2022