Senior Buyer

  • Company: School Board of Lake County
  • Location: Tavares, Florida 32778 United States
  • Salary: $40,617 to $66,556
  • Date Posted: September 2, 2021
  • Closing Date: October 1, 2021


Manages the procurement of capital construction projects and highly technical, complex materials, supplies, services, and equipment. Procures complex and/or technical services, capital construction and renovation projects, and commodities by preparing, soliciting, reviewing requirements, conducting proposal conferences, overseeing evaluation meetings, conducting consultant interviews and demonstrations, conducting site visits and inspections, evaluating and negotiating contracts, writing service agreements and contracts, consulting with other departments and agencies for information, mitigating claims and disputes. Develops, coordinates and implements procurement programs and policies by researching governing laws, making recommendations, evaluating current policies and practices and facilitating focus groups, surveys and special projects. Provides guidance, makes decisions pertaining to the application of procurement laws, policies, procedures and practices, develops and maintains consultant and customer relationships, administers contracts, monitors consultant performance, mediates and resolves contractual issues, facilitates meetings and offers solutions to problems. Ensures maximum value for expenditures by conducting market research, providing cost and price analyses, organizing, directing and leading negotiating teams in evaluating and negotiating contracts, preparing school board agenda items, making contract award recommendations, adhering to and implementing district policies and documenting contract activity. Analyzes current procurement activities and recommends improvements to increase efficiency and ensure compliance, which may include revisions to policies and procedures. Communicates and acts as a liaison between vendors and department users to develop compromises and resolve contractual problems or complaints.


* Bachelor's degree preferred * Procurement certification (CPPB, CPM, etc.) preferred * Minimum three (3) years related experience * Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Application Process

Contact Info

Name: Bibi Boodram
Phone: 352-253-6760
Closing Date: October 1, 2021