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MD - Senior Procurement Professional (Buyer IV)

  • 1.  MD - Senior Procurement Professional (Buyer IV)

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    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 3 days ago

    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
    https://www.aacounty.org/Personnel/Index.cfm
    invites applications for the position of:

    Senior Procurement Professional (Buyer IV)

    Anne Arundel County is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or county law.
    ANNOUNCEMENT: 05944
    SALARY: $30.29 - $54.09 Hourly
    $63,007.00 - $112,497.00 Annually
    OPENING DATE: 04/07/21
    CLOSING DATE: 04/26/21 11:59 PM
    POSITION DESCRIPTION:
    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.
    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    (Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for all positions in this class. They are not intended to include all of the essential functions of all positions in the class.)

    Independently conduct a variety of IFBs and RFPs. This will typically require to a Senior Procurement professional to effectively maintain a workload of 10 – 20 active procurements of their own at any one time.

    Monitor the workload of staff to ensure they have the appropriate support to complete their assigned procurements.

    Periodically conducts research into sources of supplies and services; develops criteria for use in making preliminary selections from among possible bidders; plans and develops resource files for use in identification and pre-qualification of bidders.

    Analyzes form and content of bid invitations and specifications for supplies, equipment, and services so as to improve the quality and responsiveness of bids and proposals.

    Performs related work as required.

    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.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    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.
    SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS:
    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


    Senior Procurement Professional (Buyer IV) Supplemental Questionnaire
     
    * 1. The supplemental questions are a very important first step in our screening process. Therefore, you are required to accurately and completely respond to each question by providing the information asked in each question. Your responses will be used to initially determine your qualifications and eligibility for this position. DO NOT INDICATE "SEE RESUME" OR CUT AND PASTE YOUR RESUME IN RESPONSE TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS. This response and a lack of detail and explanation in the supplemental questions and in your application may result in failure or disqualification for this position. THIS MEANS YOU MAY BE INELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION IN THIS RECRUITMENT PROCESS. Please check "yes" to show that you have read and understand this statement.


     
    * 2. Did you graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, finance, or a related field?
     
    * 3. If you answered "yes" to the question above, please list your major course work and degree earned. If no, please enter "N/A".


    * 4. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, finance, or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis with additional experience in governmental purchasing. Does this substitution apply to you?


     
    * 5. If you answered "yes" to the question above, please explain your combination of education and work experience. The work experience must appear in the work history section of your application. If no, please enter "N/A".


    * 6. Do you possess four (4) or more years of technical experience in large-scale procurement of diverse materials, supplies, and services?


     
    * 7. If you answered "yes" to the question above, please explain how you possess this experience to include position title, length of time in position and major duties. This experience must also appear in the work history section of your application. If no, please enter "N/A".


    * 8. Do you possess experience preparing highly complex formal solicitations and invitations for bid?
     
    * 9. If you answered "yes" to the question above, please explain how you possess this experience to include position title, length of time in position and major duties. This experience must also appear in the work history section of your application. If no, please enter "N/A".


    * Required Question


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    Steven Serra Human Resources Analyst
    HR Analyst
    Anne Arundel County Office of Personnel
    Annapolis MD
    4102227207
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