1st Shift Buyer II


Purchasing and Procurement

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Los Angeles

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Branch Information

Los Angeles, CA - Metro - (USA) 15821 Ventura Blvd Suite 148 CA Encino , CA 91436 Phone : 818-784-8276



Job Description

Manpower is partnered with a local University that is looking to bring on a stellar BUYER II to its Purchasing Team. If you are looking for work during these uncertain times and have at least 3+ years' experience as a BUYER in an educational realm, Manpower may be able to help you!

What's in it for you?

* Full Time Hours - 8am - 5pm (Over time as needed; some weekends may be required)

* Pay rate: $26/hr. - 28/hr. DOE

* Located in Los Angeles

* Ongoing, based on the needs of the client

What you'll be doing:

* Requesting quotation, analyzing quotes, negotiating price, terms and conditions, and awards purchase orders and contracts from $0 (e.g., loan agreements) up to signature authority of $25K; and preparing purchase orders, change orders, and contracts for the signature of others when over Buyer's signature authority.

* Summarizing departmental sole source justifications for action by Supervising Buyer. Identifying alternative sources and equivalent products or services.

* Validating funds availability, obtaining evidence of insurance, verifying price reasonableness for purchases not competitively bid, and obtaining approvals as needed for specific transactions from other campus officials.

* Identifying and addressing potential policy or legal concerns, including conflicts of interest.

* Encouraging use of campus-wide and System-wide strategic sourcing agreements. Identifying and establishing local agreements in response to purchasing trends and customer requirements.

* Maintaining a close working relationship with campus service groups such as General Accounting and Accounts Payable to assure that administrative needs are met and Purchasing issues are resolved.

* Conducting business in an ethical and professional manner with vendors.

* Ensuring compliance with federal requirements on purchases for federally-funded contracts and grants, including requirements for competition, flow-down provisions, and purchase order file documentation.

Who we are looking for:

* Someone with a minimum 3+ years as a Buyer

* Something who has obtained as BA or BS from an accredited University

* Someone who is extremely tech savvy

* Someone who maintains confidentiality of sensitive situations and records

* Someone excellent interpersonal and communication skills (in person, on phone, and in writing)

* Someone who is quick and accurate - able to follow directions, prioritize and meet deadlines

Stop your job search and apply today! Do need more information? Email ChaVon at [email protected] We love referrals, so please share our job with friends and family.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.