Senior Purchasing Agent
Performs complex solicitations involving contractual services, consultants, equipment, supplies, construction, and capital improvements in accordance with LYNX standards and policies and all applicable legal requirements. The procurement process is an end-to-end process which consists of interdependent, multiple steps; contract execution involving multi-million dollar contracts.
Receives and analyzes purchase requisitions for compliance with LYNX policies and to ensure information is complete and accurate.
Evaluates all purchase requests for efficiencies; develops product and service specifications; evaluates pricing data, and contract terms.
Develops Invitation for Bids, Request for Quotations, Request for Qualifications, and Request for Proposals, ensuring that all applicable legal and contractual provisions are included to safeguard LYNX’s interests.
Confers with departments to obtain required information and resolve questions regarding requirements; revises specifications when necessary; defines detailed and accurate specifications; assists in developing award criteria and negotiation of prices for all contracts; and conducts a spend analysis with the purpose of reducing procurement costs, improving efficiency, and monitoring compliance.
Ensures all contract documents are properly executed, including insurance certificates, performance, payment and bid bonds, warranties, and amendments.
Evaluates bids and proposals, performs price/cost analyses and negotiates discounts, and ensures that the quality and suitability of supplies, materials, services, and equipment are in accordance with LYNX standards.
Investigates, analyzes, and determines new or better sources of supply for products and services; evaluates suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and supplier’s reputation and history.
Coordinates with DBE program to determine correct contract provisions and whether or not candidate qualifies for DBE certification.
Acts as LYNX liaison with suppliers; educates suppliers regarding purchasing policies and procedures.
Investigates, assesses, and resolves product, vendor, receiving, or other complaints or discrepancies; communicates and follows-up with vendors and appropriate internal departments to obtain prompt resolution.
Develops and updates internal policies, processes, and procedures.
Performs other duties as may be required or assigned.
Associate’s Degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a closely related field and a minimum of seven years of procurement experience; or a Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a closely related field and a minimum of three years of procurement experience; or high school diploma / GED and a minimum of eleven years of procurement experience
Public sector procurement experience.
Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB); Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO); Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (AAP); or Certified Purchasing Supply Manager (CPSM).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of procurement whether private or public.
Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing purchasing activities.
Ability to work independently to organize, set priorities, and exercise sound judgment within areas of responsibility.
Ability to analyze and evaluate bids, proposals, purchase requisitions, specifications, and other purchasing-related documents.
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) and other standard software.
Ability to draft concise, comprehensive purchase specifications and efficiently conduct vendor and product research.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with those encountered in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.
Ability to exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Work Environment and Special Considerations:
· This position works in an office environment and in the field to support project development.
· Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License and safe driving record if operating a company vehicle.
LYNX fully commits itself to providing equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.
Salary: Depending on Qualifications plus benefits
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