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Purchasing Associate II/III

Gwinnett County

Listing Summary

The Purchasing Division proactively directs the County's procurement operations and contract management activities within the statutes of the State of Georgia and in accordance with the Gwinnett County Purchasing Ordinance. The Purchasing Division develops, coordinates and evaluates procurement and contract administration practices and programs of the County; provides guidance and support to departments and agencies in developing purchasing requests and performs contract administration oversight while operating at the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.

Essential Duties 

  • Serves as a liaison for departments to ensure compliance with county purchasing ordinances

  • Receives recurring requisitions from departments and determines appropriate method of procurement

  • Researches potential suppliers

  • Purchases supplies and monitors department inventory

  • Reviews proposals from suppliers

  • Assists in administering recurring awards which includes reviewing department recommendations

  • Monitoring compliance with bid specifications

  • Maintains vendor files such as contact and product information

The grade for this position is B25(1).


Public Speaking Duties

Employee will be required to lead pre-bid meetings, vendor performance meetings, and department/vendor training sessions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Business Administration or a related field;  
  • One (1) year purchasing experience (Government experience preferred);
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job

 Preferred Qualifications  

  • Procurement experience
  • Government sector purchasing experience
  • NiGP-CPP certification 
  • CPPB certification

Other Job Requirements/Information

  • This job is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule after an initial probationary period and individual approval.

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