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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Purchasing/Mailroom

Title: Buyer III

Posting No.: 1687

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Finance

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

Salary: $62,000-$66,000 annually

Responsibilities include:
•    Performs complex centralized procurement work in the contracting, planning and administrative functions for various Departments and Offices
•    Strategically and tactically plans and executes sourcing activities related to the procurement function
•    Reviews and ensures purchasing records are accurately maintained within department
•    Complies with all laws governing County purchasing procedures
•    Handles the procurement of supplies, equipment and services in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations

•    Research market sources and vendors to locate and ensure most cost effective and competitive pricing for the purchase of supplies and services; prepares and issues solicitation documents of a difficult and complex nature
•    Receives and evaluates proposals and bids; awards or recommends the award of contracts
•    Conducts negotiations with suppliers on proposals, contracts and contract claims
•    Procures the timely procurement of supplies, equipment and services needed by the County in accordance with the County’s Procurement Ordinance and all other applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures
•    Identifies and consolidates orders for products or services commonly used by multiple County Departments to secure better pricing
•    Develops and maintains relationships regarding procurement processes and issues with all departments
•    Maintains library of catalogs, price lists, specifications and vendor qualifications

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics Supply Chain management or Marketing along with three years of purchasing experience at a large scale or in direct procurement of supplies, equipment and services
•    A valid Illinois Driver's License in good standing

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 position is filled.

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer