Buyer I: Follow and model professional adherence to procurement laws, administrative policy and procedures, and best practices in public procurement. Review, approve, and convert purchase requisitions to purchase orders or contracts in the ERP system. Review quote requests submitted by City departments for completeness and compliance. Assist departments with developing specifications for solicitations. Confer with end users to define requirements, delivery dates, quality, and quantity of goods and services requested. Establish and maintain professional relationships with suppliers. Research current market price trends, market conditions, innovations, and quality enhancement strategies. Determine best method of procurement for commodities, equipment, and services. Facilitate, prepare, and publish informal solicitations. May facilitate, prepare, and publish formal solicitation documents under the direct guidance of the Purchasing and Contracts Manager or designee. Analyze solicitation results by comparing prices, product quality and suitability, warranties, delivery terms and make recommendations for award as appropriate. Notify participants of results and determine appropriate contract type for award. Determine best method of award for procurements. Establish award periods and monitor expiration periods to ensure award renewals or extensions are executed appropriately. Act as liaison between suppliers and end users to investigate and resolve problems with product performance, supplier services, delivery, product specifications, and standardization. Negotiate terms and conditions under the guidance of the Purchasing and Contracts Manager. Perform basic contract administration under the guidance of the Purchasing and Contracts Manager and City Attorney staff. Serve as lead or liaison for citywide procurement and contracting related programs, initiatives, and assignments as delegated by the Purchasing and Contracts Manager.
Buyer II: Essential Duties include all duties for Buyer I plus the following additional duties: Independently prepare, publish, and facilitate both informal and formal solicitations. Recommend and implement efficiency-maximizing procurement practices including substitutions, quantity purchases, timely purchasing, facilitating special procurements based on market conditions, and performing long range forecasting. Draft standard procurement contracts under the direction of the Purchasing and Contracts Manager and City Attorney staff. Consult with City Attorney staff as needed about procurement matters relating to contract law. Independently perform intermediate contract administration, including investigating and resolving problems identified by end users relating to product performance, supplier services and delivery. Consult with Purchasing and Contracts Manager and City Attorney staff as needed. Prepare and issue letters of concern, cure, show cause and termination notices.
Buyer I: Associate's degree in business administration, purchasing and/or materials management, public administration or related field. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered as a substitute for an associate's degree.
Special Qualifications: Certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or similar widely-recognized certification in procurement is desirable.
Buyer II: Bachelor's degree in business administration, purchasing and/or materials management, public administration or related field. At least 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in procurement, preferably in a public sector environment. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered as a substitute for a bachelor's degree.
Special Qualifications: Certification as a Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or similar widely-recognized certification in procurement is desirable. Work is performed in a standard office environment. This position may work with supervisor to establish a remote, hybrid, or flexible schedule. When establishing a remote or hybrid schedule, position must agree that remote work location has adequate technology and environment is appropriate for work (e.g., internet connection, ergonomics, and proper security.) In the case of inclement weather or building closure, this position may work from home even if normally reporting into the office. Work may require occasional light lifting and carrying of up to 15 pounds. The work demands include frequent verbal communication and cooperation with others, performing multiple concurrent tasks, and performing detailed work. Work requires the ability to perform under time constraints and deal with frequent interruptions.
An ONLINE APPLICATION is required. This job is Open Until Filled. The online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov/jobs. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the City Application. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.
Name: Valerie Scott