Purchasing Agent
City of Midlothian - Midlothian, TX

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Advises departments on the purchasing of supplies, materials, services, and equipment; locates or promotes possible new sources of supply. Prepares purchasing budget. Disposes of surplus city property. Coordinates with Risk Management to add and delete city vehicles from liability insurance. Performs accounting functions as it relates to purchasing.

Reviews departments’ requests for proposals, requests for bids, and requests for quotes for compliance with state and local laws, policies and procedures. Reviews and assists in the preparation of annual contracts for supplies for City, as applicable. Reviews departments’ annual contracts listing to assure compliance with timely renewal. Works with departments to establish standardization of materials, supplies and equipment; makes recommendations for consolidation.

Explores cooperative purchasing agreements and online purchasing opportunities. Keeps abreast of purchasing trends, purchasing laws, and purchasing technology; makes recommendations for improvement and compliance as applicable. Conducts training to departments on purchasing laws, policies and procedures. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time.

Qualifications Associate's Degree in Business or related area and three years progressively responsible purchasing experience including one year buying experience in an established municipal procurement operation, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Bachelor’s Degree and CPPO certification desired. Must have a valid Texas driver's license.