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Purchasing Specialist - Houston, TX 77054

Kelly Engineering Resources

Houston, TX 77002
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Contrac to hire - $22/hr


The primary scope of this position is responsible for all aspects of purchasing and related activities. Individual must be able to perform in a fast paced environment, work well under pressure, and work well with others internally and externally.                                                                                                                                                     


Procure the highest quality goods and services in accordance with approved procurement policies and procedures 
Negotiate  adjustments, returns and exchanges for goods and services purchased for agency 
Ensure purchases are made in accordance with generally accepted Federal and State standards 
Take affirmative steps to assure that small and minority businesses are utilized when possible as sources of supplies, equipment, construction and services                                                             
Create and implement a sophisticated electronic procurement tracking system to track all purchases from initiation of purchase request to posting of goods receipt                              
Prepare or assist in the preparation of a variety of financial and statistical reports as assigned 
Maintain and review computerized records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance and inventories                                                                                                                     
Play an integral role on committees to explore bid strategies, specification development and contract language; will be heavily involved in providing guidance on agency Request for Proposals (RFPs)
Participates in the development and presentation of procurement related training           
Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data information to determine reasonable prices 
Ensure procurement records and files for purchases include (a) vendor selection or rejection (b) the basis for the cost or price                                                                                                         
Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and in the event of problems, trace shipments and follow up with undelivered goods                                                                                     
Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action                                                                                                                       
Classify, code, and assign goods and services purchased according to associated budget line item         
Exhibit exceptional internal and external customer service skills                                       
Develop a computerized database to track vouchers for uniforms, school supplies, and pharmacy vouchers
Ensure funds are available in the appropriate budget category for all purchases as services requested
Track expenditures by program and department to guarantee budgets are not exceeded
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Finance or at least 3 years work experience in Procurement/Purchasing role or any combination of relevant work experience and education which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of GAAP and OMB regulations governing non-profit agencies or ability to learn.         
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