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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Management and Budget
Pay:$45586 - $68458 per year
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Under the general supervision of the Department Administrator, the Senior Purchasing Agent independently performs more routine and non-routine procurement activities. Duties include preparing solicitations for quotes, invitations for bids and requests for qualifications; advertising and distributing solicitations; evaluating and processing noncompetitive procurements and computing and evaluating submitted quotes and bids; and preparing and distributing purchasing orders to suppliers.

Required Knowledge

  • Knowledge of statutes, ordinances, regulations, and policies governing procurements in the County of Wayne.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology

Required Tasks

  • Solicits formal and informal bids and quotations for materials, products, or services.
  • Prepares specifications and standards for supplies, materials, equipment, or services.
  • Advertises and distributes solicitations in accordance with legal requirement, the Procurement Ordinance and established process and procedures
  • Compares and evaluates bid proposals and supplier quotations.
  • Facilitates independently scheduling and managing evaluation committee meetings, reviewing, and summarizing information included in proposes, conducting reference checks of supplies.
  • Designates successful bidder and terms of payment and delivery.
  • Checks the financial responsibility of suppliers and quality of items delivered.
  • Follows up and expedites the delivery of products and services
  • Researches and keeps abreast of sources of supply, developing and expanding lists of vendors in specific fields.
  • Communicates with vendors to receive and disseminate information concerning bids, purchase orders, delivery, and payment.
  • Maintains necessary records and files to document procurement activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Specific types of tools utilized

  • MS Outlook (e-mail)
  • MS Word
  • Access
  • JDEdwards

Supervision or Managerial Responsibility

  • The Sr Purchasing Agent will not have any supervisory functions within this role


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.

Experience Requirements

  • Two (2) years of full-time experience as a Buyer, Purchasing or Procurement Agent, procuring supplies, equipment, and services for a public procurement department or four (4) years of full-time private buyer experience.
  • Additional equivalent experience or education may be used in lieu of the requirements at the discretion of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources.

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