Job Board Title:
Finance Department - Senior Buyer
The City of Tacoma's Finance Department is recruiting for the position of Senior Buyer. A Senior Buyer performs professional-level purchasing functions for the City of Tacoma. Senior Buyers ensure the timely and cost effective procurement of materials, supplies, equipment and services (public works, professional and personal) for the City of Tacoma within the requirements of applicable state law, City of Tacoma ordinances and department guidelines. Responsibilities include:
Serving as expert consultant to assigned departments
Recommending effective procurement methods
Performing market analysis
Conducting competitive solicitation processes
Composing and issuing specifications
Tabulating and facilitating the evaluation of competitive solicitation submittals to determine recommended awardee
Participating in contract negotiations and facilitate resolution of problems as needed
A bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field
Three years of increasingly responsible experience (public sector preferred) in the procurement of goods and services to include the negotiation and oversight of procurement contracts
NOTE: Additional years of experience may be substituted for up to two years of college.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State driver’s license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter "or evidence of alternative mobility".
Professional certification is highly desirable but not required.
Link to the recruitment is: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma/jobs/3409770/buyer-senior
City of Tacoma
747 Market Street