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This position announcement will be used to fill a full-time, permanent Senior Procurement Professional (Buyer IV) vacancy in the Office of Central Services with Anne Arundel County.
This is a lead buyer/procurement professional position leading a small team of up to three staff members through the County’s established procurement process. Each team is tasked with a high volume of procurement workload including conducting competitive Invitation for Bids (IFBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in addition to emergency, sole source, and small procurements as assigned. This position reports directly to the Assistant Purchasing Agent and will be responsible for efficient and effective procurement of their procurement teams operation. This procurement work consists of large-scale purchasing and contracting for materials, supplies, equipment, and services. The Senior Procurement Professional is responsible for leading their own procurement negotiations and mentoring more junior buyers on their team. They will supervise over the performance of junior buyers and the assigned support staff to ensure the team’s procurement workload is being successfully and efficiently progressed. The Senior Procurement Professional is responsible for reporting issues and concerns up to the Assistant Purchasing Agent.
This is specialized and advancing professional work in large-scale purchasing and contracting for materials, supplies, equipment, and services.
NATURE AND VARIETY OF WORK
Work involves responsibility for supervising and coordinating commodity group teams, conducting research as a preliminary to and basis for negotiations of contracts, and the analysis and development of improvements in bid invitations, specifications, and other features of procurement practice. Work is required to be performed in conformity with applicable laws and regulations, but the employee of this class is expected to proceed with substantial independence in evaluating existing practices and procedures and in identifying and exploiting opportunities for improvements therein. Work is subject to review by the Purchasing Agent where significant procedural changes are involved, but work is appraised primarily in terms of quality of constructive work in strengthening the effectiveness of procurement operations.
Position #05944 SENIOR PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL (BUYER IV) SS
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of modern procurement policies, procedures, and practices.
Thorough knowledge of sources of supplies and services, prices, and market conditions and trends.
Thorough knowledge of the needs of vendors and contractors for information as a basis for providing pertinent, informed, and meaningful bids and proposals.
Considerable ability in evaluating and developing improvements in procurement practices and procedures and administrative arrangements and staffing for their conduct.
Considerable ability in written and oral expression.
Strong time management skills and the ability to multitask is required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations with colleagues, vendors, suppliers, and served agencies.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, finance, or a related field; four or more years of technical experience in large-scale procurement of diverse materials, supplies, and services.
Note - Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis with additional experience in governmental purchasing.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, finance, or a related field - Experience preparing highly complex formal solicitations and invitations for bid
Anne Arundel County is a rewarding place to work. The County is rich in natural and business resources. Employees are providing a vast array of services to the citizens of this diverse county with a strong focus on customer service. In addition, employees are provided one of the most competitive pay and benefits packages in the area. County employees make a real difference for our communities, for our customers, for our citizens!