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Purchasing Coordinator

City of College Park - Human Resources

Posted: Feb. 1, 2018

End Date: Feb. 28, 2018

Purchasing Coordinator
                                    Salary Minimum $33,568 – Mid $42,323
This is a professional and administrative work in the procurement of a variety of materials, supplies, and equipment for the City. Work includes reviewing requisitions, preparing purchase orders and requests for proposals, evaluating bids and resolving problems with vendors.
Solicits and analyzes quotations from vendors to insure that purchases comply with specifications and requirements; interviews vendors and their representatives and develops reliable suppliers by constant evaluation of their service and performance; Obtains the lowest prices consistent with quality and quantity; expedites shipments by contacting vendors regarding errors, incorrect shipments and other discrepancies; Prepares invitations to bid and request for proposals based on applicable laws and regulations; Conducts pre-bid, bid hearings and related meetings; Analyzes bids and proposals to ensure all specifications are met; recommends selection of bids that provide the best price, quality and delivery time; notifies vendors of selection; Maintains purchase orders and requisition registers; keeps files of vendors from whom bids have been requested, and records bids received; Maintains current inventory listing of vehicles and other materials; Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of public purchasing methods and procedures; Knowledge of techniques of specification writing; Knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in grading and analyzing the quality of supplies, materials and equipment; Knowledge of or ability to learn the department's rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; Skill in writing specifications and reports; Skill in soliciting competitive bids to acquire cost effective products and services; Skill in dealing tactfully and effectively with suppliers and contacts outside of the organization; Skill in analyzing and evaluating bids and quotations; Skill in operating a computer; Skill in oral and written communications; Ability to analyze and process purchasing requisitions and vouchers and make purchasing decisions accordingly; Ability to maintain complex purchasing and inventory records; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, vendors and the public; Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; Ability to listen and ascertain the needs of customers; Ability to find and communicate accurate information concerning process, policies and procedures to customers; Ability to respond to customers tactfully and courteously.
Bachelor’s degree required in Finance, Accounting or closely related field; CPA preferred; five (5) years professional accounting experience required;
Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.  Resumes will not be accepted without an application.  An application may be obtained from the City’s website: www.collegeparkga.com or the Human Resources Department located at 3667 Main Street, College Park, Georgia 30337. 
City Of College Park
3667 Main Street
College Park, GA  30337
(404) 669-3768