IS PURCHASING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • Trustworthy?
  • Attentive to Detail?
  • Dependable?
  • Enterprising?
  • Cooperative?
Job Description:

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing

Tasks:

  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts.
  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations.
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier’s reputation and history.
  • Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.
  • Write and review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased.
  • Formulate policies and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods and services.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.

WorkKeys Occupational Profile Median Scores

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Locating Information - Level 4
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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $19.87
  • Median                           $24.97
  • Experienced                   $41.72

Annual Openings                   10

2021 Projected Employment 500

Average Education Level      Bachelor’s Degree

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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