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Sharyland Water Supply Corporation
McAllen, TX
From $15 an hour - Full-time


McAllen, TX

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description


Under general supervision of the Finance Analyst, duties include the purchase of goods and services according to the departmental policies and procedures. Conducts purchasing activities, vendor relations, and reporting.


1. Completes purchases and controls procurement procedures by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling vendor quotes, proposals, and pricing.

2. Posts purchasing transactions in system (database), including material purchase request, requisitions, and purchase orders.

3. Resolving purchase orders, contracts, invoice, or payment discrepancies with the Accounts Payable Clerk.

4. Reviews necessary credits are applied properly, by amending purchase orders.

5. Maintains historical records of MPR’s, Requisitions, Purchase Orders and supporting documents from departments for comparison

6. Research potential products, vendors, and services, by comparing price, quality, availability and other criteria as needed.

7. Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices and/or contracts

8. Obtains authorization for purchases and payments to vendors, verifies receipt of supporting documentation (quotes & receiving reports).

9. Vetting and establishing vendors in the database

10. Build and foster business relationships with vendors and clients.

11. Maintain updated records and files of price lists, quotes,and contracts.

12. Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.

13. Coordinate with the Inventory Clerk and identify purchasing needs.

14. Compare bills with bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy with A/P Clerk

15. Monitor contractor performance, recommending contract modifications when necessary.

16. Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)

17. Tracking and reporting order statuses to departments.

18. Performs other job duties as assigned.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Strong mathematical and analytical skills

2. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

3. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

4. Must be able to review and adhere to departmental budgets

5. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

6. Sound research and networking skills.

7. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

8. Understanding of data privacy standards.

9. Must be able to adhere to Corporation’s policies and procedures

10. Knowledge of accounting methods and internal control procedures is preferred.

11. Negotiation and business relation skills

Education and Experience

1. Associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree in finance and/or accounting

2. Preferred knowledge of water related public utility activities.

3. Preferred 2 years in accounting/purchasing role

Special Requirements

1. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Tools and Equipment Used

1. Computer

2. 10-key calculator

3. Printer

Physical Demands

1. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

2. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Accounting/Finance: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Purchasing: 2 years (Required)


  • Texas Driver License (Required)

Work Location: In person