Senior Buyer

  • Company: Denton County
  • Location: Denton, Texas 76208
  • Salary: $55,981 to $64,938
  • Date Posted: September 30, 2021


Develops and analyzes contract performance measures and monitor contracts and contractors for compliance with contractual obligations. Makes decisions related to disputes and protests in solicitations and prepare appropriate documentation and recommends solutions. Formulates negotiation strategy on contract disputes and define areas subject to negotiation, establish objective and conduct negotiations leading to resolution. Develops short and long-range plans, read, interpret and analyze complex technical material for products and services within each commodity group. Designs and maintains complex spreadsheets and data to support project data analysis. Oversees the purchasing process through interface with and the financial management information systems to include electronic requisitions, purchase orders, and Accounts Payable. Manages the bid evaluation process for assigned commodities using analytical reasoning to determine best value for high tech purchases and/or services; substantiates and documents the process. Uses Internet resources to assist department's decisions regarding procurement specifications and standards, sourcing of products and services. Orchestrates and conducts pre-proposal conferences, department training and user group meetings. Works with requestors to review scopes of work, develop methodology for best value purchase, and determine funding source. Ensures compliance with commercial or business aspects of work (ie. wage rates, bond and insurance requirements, etc.) and with special regulatory requirements such as grants. Evaluates contracting program goals and objectives involving constantly changing policies/procedures and limited resources. Conducts or participates in bid openings for competitively advertised contracts and reviews submittals for compliance. Delegates and coordinates work of support staff within well-defined procedures. Ensures contracting and purchasing procedures are followed within applicable laws. Regular and punctual attendance is required. Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum four years of experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience required. Certified Professional Public Buyer preferred.

Application Process

Contact Info

Name: Scott Arledge
Phone: 940-349-3130