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Date Posted:
12/30/2014
Job Title:
Manager of Purchasing and Distribution
Company:
Woodland Park Zoo
Salary:
Compensation based on experience
Job Location:
Seattle, WA
Description/Requirements:
This is your opportunity to join the dynamic Zoo Operations team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for Manager of Purchasing and Distribution in the Animal Management department. There is one full-time, regular, benefited position to be filled at this time.

SUMMARY
Oversees the operational and fiscal activities of purchasing and distribution for the zoo, to include obtaining the best value for the dollar in goods and services consistent with legal and best purchase practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*Oversees distribution center and purchasing operations, including protecting inventory and satisfying internal customers.
*Plans and develops systems and procedures to improve quality and efficiency of the operation.
*Manages competition process for large single purchases and recurring purchases to establish vendors of record.
*Works with internal customers to define needs, prepare specifications, define vendor lists, disseminate RFPs, evaluate proposals, award contracts, and place orders. Assists other departments with product/service definition, pricing, sourcing, follow-up, and defining acquisition cost.
*Coordinates bidding process to ascertain accuracy, proper accounting, and conformity with bid/quote.
*Drafts, or assists other departments in drafting, specifications for equipment purchases; submits requests for bids/proposals to vendors or service providers, reviews/analyzes bids and makes purchasing recommendations.
*Manages the fiscal activities of purchasing and distribution for a variety of departments.
*Assists with compiling inventory reports, recording the quantity, type and value of on-hand materials, equipment and stock.
*Plans, develops and oversees the creation and implementation of a budget for purchasing and distribution.
*Represents purchasing and distribution in meetings.
*Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supervises Warehouse staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*Broad knowledge of purchasing best practices and awareness of true acquisition costs.
*Knowledge and practice of personnel management techniques with the ability to handle sensitive or difficult employee relations issues.
*Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well with external suppliers and internal customers.
*Ability to analyze quotations and to prepare and analyze spreadsheets.
*Ability to create specification and statement-of-work documents.
*Robust knowledge of ethical and legal purchasing practices.
*Considerable knowledge of budgeting techniques.
*Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution's Core Values.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university; and five years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
*Valid Washington State Driver's License required.
*TB test done annually.
*Membership in the AZA at a professional level.
*Membership/participation in local/national purchasing organizations preferred.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Solid computer skills including proficiency working with databases and Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point) required. Experience with Access or similar database preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is occasionally required to sit or stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and variable weather conditions. The employee is occasionally in direct contact with exotic animals. The employee is exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment varies.


Job Location:
Seattle, WA
To Apply:
Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at www.zoo.org; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Date Posted:
10/15/2014
Job Title:
IT Buyer
Company:
American University
Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Description/Requirements:
The internal title for this position is Buyer III (11703). The Buyer III purchases goods and services including computer systems, servers, and software. Revises simple to moderately complex contracts as well as more complex contracts. Purchases goods and services as required and within SLA timeframes Responsible for managing and administering copier program within the University. This individual is required to keep open communication with all IT and other departments throughout the campus and be integral in decision making with those individuals. Responsible for purchasing laptop and desktop configurations within as well as outside standards. Educational Requirements: Bachelor's Degree required, or equivalent in education, training or experience. Master's Degree in IT preferred. Minimum Requirements:

5 years work-related experience in a high energy IT purchasing environment including experience with an educational financial system, copier administration and ability to manage people's expectations regarding administration of work, Purchase Orders, Contracts, and other related duties.

RFP or proposal writing experience is required
Negotiating experience required.

Desired Skills
Internal Stakeholder Collaboration
Ability to adapt to change
Business Process Design and Continuous Improvement
Oral and Written Communication
Sourcing Strategy Formulation and Implementation
Data Analysis
Industry and Marketplace Understanding
Strategic Planning
Supplier Relationship Management & Development
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Understanding
Product and Category knowledge


Additional Information: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required.

Ongoing professional training and/or certifications annually are encouraged. Attend annual conferences as PCD budget allows. Two-way communication with upper administration and end users is essential. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individualís genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Job Location:
Washington, DC
To Apply:
https://jobs.american.edu or http://www.click2apply.net/sz65npm

Date Posted:
8/18/14
Job Title:
Purchasing Officer
Company:
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
Salary:
$77,958 - $113,027
Description/Requirements:
Flexible Work Schedule - 4-Day Work Week! ABOUT US - We provide wastewater conveyance and treatment services for 1.7 million people in the Denver Metro area and are a nationally recognized leader in our industry. We own and operate approximately 230 miles of interceptor sewer that conveys wastewater from 59 local municipalities to the 220 MGD Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility (RWHTF).

THE OPPORTUNITY - Manages and directs the purchasing and warehouse functions of the District. Typical Duties 1. Manages and directs all purchasing activities of the District to ensure the timely procurement of all goods and services needed in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, and all District policies and procedures. 2. Manages and directs all warehouse activities of the Metro District to include receiving, inspecting, shipping, and distribution. Performs physical inventories as required. 3. Consults with other departments to coordinate material and service needs, establishes standards and specifications, and solves purchasing related problems. 4. Prepares complex bid solicitations, bid analyses, and recommends awards of contract for a wide range of non-standard materials and supplies, including major chemicals and capital equipment. Ensures materials are delivered according to contract specifications. 5. Develops, reviews, and establishes purchasing policies and monitors procedures and records for compliance. 6. Administers the sale and disposal of surplus and scrap equipment and materials. 7. Participates in employee selection process; evaluates the performance of purchasing and warehouse personnel; and provides training, counseling, and discipline as necessary. 8. Keeps informed of laws, regulations, and developments affecting District procurement objectives. 9. Prepares and monitors the annual budget for the Purchasing Division. Participates in long-range planning for purchasing and warehouse operations.

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in business or related field and five years of management experience in the fields of purchasing and inventory control. Demonstrated knowledge of modern principles of procurement and supply chain manage ent. Previous supervisory experience. Work experience with an ERP purchasing and inventory control system. Good knowledge of materials control, local and national sources of supply, marketing practices and pricing methods, as well as experience in (Maintenance Repair & Operations) MRO purchasing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and vendors. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and extensively with employees at all various levels of management. Desired Qualifications Progressive experience in managing purchasing and warehouse functions in a government procurement environment. Accreditation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS package includes comprehensive health/dental/vision/life/LTD/AD&D insurances, defined contribution retirement plan, optional deferred compensation program, and reimbursed health.

Job Location:
Denver, CO
To Apply:
Contact Scott Reed (sreed@mwrd.dst.co.us) 303-286-3252

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