Senior Buyer

Category:  Support
Job Function:  Administration
Department:  Contracting

Summary

Provides leadership and supervisory assistance in the direction, administration and maintenance of the purchasing card program; Assists the Contracting Department in accordance with applicable Fulton County Board of Education rules and regulations and appropriate state and federal laws

Essential Duties

  • Coordinates, monitors, and maintains the purchasing card program and procedures to ensure adequate internal controls and safeguards are in place related to purchases made using the p-card
  • Conducts all training for the p-card
  • Ensures all purchasing activities, including SPLOST, are in compliance with Fulton County Board of Education and Georgia Department of Education rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and all applicable federal and state laws
  • Collaborates with appropriate personnel from technical support, finance and customers/users/vendors of purchasing systems to monitor, maintain, and enhance purchasing operations
  • Applies contract administration principles and practices to monitor contract performance over the life of the contracts and to solve a broad range of problems relating to changes/modifications, clauses, non-performance, and similar problems
  • Determines priorities, manages workload, coordinates schedules, trains staff, and assist with employee evaluations
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in A discipline of Business Administration or related field or Equivalent experience (2 years of similar work level experience = 1 year of college). A combination of experience and education may be used to meet the Bachelors Degree requirement

Certification/Licensure

Certification in the purchasing profession by a national purchasing organization, or equivalent recognition such as a federal government warrant as a contracting officer with a least a $1 million authority preferred

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 4 years of experience as a buyer, a contracting officer, or a similar purchasing related position required; Purchasing card experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledgeable in automated purchasing systems and their interrelationship with related systems, such as finance and accounting, inventory control, and materials management
  • Ability to identify needs and initiate implementation of positive changes to the automated and non-automated purchasing procedures and methods
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects and responsibilities
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with District personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135.

Posting ID:  18920

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.  If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta