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Buyer III

Job Description


JOB CODE: 9650



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: To provide skilled purchasing knowledge and tact dealing with departments and outside vendors for the purpose of obtaining supplies and equipment.Responsible for assisting in the procurement process from its initial stages at the requisition level until complete and final settlement of all pertinent invoices takes place.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Determine work priority for Buyers. Control and assign blocks of purchase order numbers to Buyers and selected departments. Assign department purchasing responsibilities to Buyers. Periodically review Buyer workloads and reassign department purchasing responsibilities as required. Advise and assist Buyers in purchasing procedures. Perform all normal buyer functions. Review purchase orders prior to publication and all buyer correspondence to departments and vendors prior to mailing. Confer with representatives from manufacturing and commercial firms. Prepare and edit specifications for SP and GSC open market purchase requisitions. Assist in the planning, organization and operation of the procurement section. Performs related duties as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Work methods and/or approaches to work problems are determined by the incumbent. Minimal supervision while work is in process. Completed work is reviewed for thoroughness, consistence and adherence to department policies as well as State regulations. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Supervises Buyers I's and II's in all purchase procedures with authority to hire.



REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Three years of purchasing experience. C.T.P.M. or equivalent certification, or ability to obtain the certification within 18 months of hire date. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: PC, adding machine and/or calculator and CRT.Extremely accurate in telephone work as well as written work pertaining to specifications, catalog numbers, prices, quantities, etc.Excellent.Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security/sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.