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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Purchasing

Title: Buyer II

Posting No.: 2076

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Finance

Hours: Full-Time: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Salary: $46,000-$55,000 annually

There are currently two (2) positions open at this time.

Responsibilities include:
•    Works with County staff to explain, identify, and determine appropriate procurement method and incorporate procurement needs into the Request for Proposal, Request for Quotations, or Invitations for Bids for issuance
•    Handles the procurement of supplies, equipment and services in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, County ordinances, rules and regulations
•    Reviews contract terms and language to ensure compliance with regulatory and procurement policy requirements
•    Manages work to meet all necessary approval deadlines for the securing of all goods and services
•    Ensures procurement practices are completed in a timely and consistent manner
•    Coordinates procurement activities with appropriate staff to determine requirements to purchase requested commodities and services
•    Acts to resolve contract disputes, confers with vendors and clients to identify sources of dispute, and works to resolve the dispute
•    Performs data entry and administrative duties related to procurement activities
•    Reviews and ensures purchasing records are accurately maintained
•    Participates in training sessions, staff and other meetings for DuPage County

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Contract Administration, Business Management or a closely related field, along with one year of experience in procurement/contract field or an equivalent combination of training and experience
•    A valid Illinois Driver’s License in good standing
•    A passing score on a basic Word and intermediate Excel test is required

The preferred candidate will possess:
•    Certification by ISM, APICS or UPPCC
•    Prior procurement experience within the Public Sector
•    Proficient in MS Office, Adobe PDF and an ERP system
•    Ability to work with frequent interruptions and successfully manage concurrent projects and deadlines required
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

A pre-employment background check is required.

Applications accepted until positions are filled.

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer