State Jobs In Texas – Purchaser

Website State Of Texas

Job Description:

Performs highly advanced (senior level) and/or supervisory purchasing and procurement work involving planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing specifications for the purchase of commodities and services. Plans, organizes, coordinates and prepares, or oversees the development of, specifications and procurement documents.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees or initiates the purchase of goods and services using the most applicable and cost effective purchasing methods based on laws, rules, policies and established guidelines; develops and oversees the development of solicitations, bid evaluation instruments and other related documents; identifies provider resources, evaluates information supplied by bidders, and negotiates contract specifications;
  • Processes requisitions in an automated environment and reviews requisitions for completeness and compliance with applicable requirements prior to processing invitations for bid, requests for proposals and other solicitations;
  • Processes assigned requisitions; researches vendors for products and services; prepares, reviews, releases and tracks purchase orders (POs) based on requesters’ needs;
  • Monitors legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing; maintains all required documentation supporting transactions;
  • May assist in coordinating requisition assignments to purchasing teams; monitors and documents vendor performance as required; and completes required reporting (e.g., TIBH exception reporting).
  • Uses automated procurement systems.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing state purchasing
  • Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures
  • Ability to review, organize, and prepare bid specifications
  • Ability to maintain a system of required record keeping
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to schedule, prioritize, monitor and complete multiple assignments timely
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to act in a sound, logical, proactive and appropriate manner based on well thought out analysis of situations or problems.
  • Knowledge of state of Texas procurement principles and practices, assigned commodities and products on the open market, and supply sources
  • Skill in the use of computer and applicable software
  • Skill in providing good customer service
  • Ability to logically assemble and evaluate information
  • Skill in problem solving, including asking appropriate questions and identifying resources to obtain necessary information
  • Skill in attention to detail

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Austin, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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