Senior Buyer
Other - Position - Non-Certified
Job Number 4600139521
Start Date
Open Date 07/05/2017
Closing Date
Reports To Purchasing Support Manager
Support Non-Exempt Salary Schedule, Level 10 (Starting Salary $42, 952)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Service Center
Bachelor's degree or high school education with minimum of five to seven years of progressive experience in a large scale purchasing operation preferred, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Purchasing certification (e.g., Certified Public Purchasing Buyer) and PeopleSoft experience would be beneficial. Ability to utilize Microsoft Office and other business-related software. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Residency Requirements City of Pittsburgh Residency Required
Essential Job Functions
Performs professional work requiring knowledge of and application of laws, regulations, policies, concepts, theories, principles, practices, terminology and applied bases of purchasing. Provides outstanding customer service to schools and departments, responding to all questions, concerns, and inquiries in a timely and effective manner. Prepares ad-hoc analysis as required. Typical duties may include:

Oversee the development and updating of pre-printed standard supply lists;

Develop specifications for technically detailed products;

Evaluate sealed bids;

Process requisitions, request for quotations, request for proposals, sealed bids and purchase orders;

Coordinate schedule for preparation and electronic notification of formal School District bids;

Meet legal requirements for advertisement of and date for formal bid openings;

Oversee the dissemination of purchase orders to appropriate vendors;

Troubleshoot/maintain PeopleSoft e-Procurement modules as necessary.

Key assignments may include efficiency or internal control opportunities, such as group purchasing, strategic sourcing, or direct vendor connect. Supervises assigned personnel and trains end users as needed. All other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer or designee.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).