Expeditor/ Buyer

Job Details

Post Date: December 04, 2020

Application Deadline: January 8, 2021 12:00 pm

Will Remain Open Until Filled

Department

The Expeditor/ Buyer is responsible for the administration of the Authority’s procurement process in accordance with established policies and procedures and provides research and administrative support to the Procurement Department. This is a Territorial position.

Essential Function

⇨ Ensures procurement of products and services and the preparation of purchase orders are in accordance with the Authority’s procurement policies and procedures.
⇨ Performs a variety of tasks involving the coordination of procurement activities to include procurement planning, reviewing of requisitions, e-bid solicitations, vendor selection process and purchase order processing.
⇨ Works closely with departments to ensure efficient administration of the procurement policies and procedures and advises Divisions on purchase methods.
⇨ Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices and maintain and review records of items bought, costs, deliveries, product performance and inventories.
⇨ Research various vendor options and select the best option based on the Authority’s needs.
⇨ Keep inventory of supplies on hand and prepare ordering schedule.
⇨ Track orders from placement through delivery.
⇨ Coordinate with departments to inspect goods upon delivery to ensure that the standards of quality are met and the appropriate quantity has been received.
⇨ Prepare monthly reports on purchasing activities and provide improvement recommendations to division.
⇨ Provides responsive, high quality service to employees, vendors, contractors and the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

⇨ Education: Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field preferred
⇨ Experience: 1-3 years of procurement experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience
⇨ Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: General knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of the Virgin Islands law; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all persons contacted in the course of performing duties; Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents; Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints; Ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information; Excellent communication skills - oral, written and listening; Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; Ability to take initiative, work independently, and utilize creative skills to resolve issues; Computer literate to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; Ability to be flexible and work under pressure; Excellent phone etiquette and customer service skills; Possess the ability to pay attention to detail; Valid Driver’s License.

SALARY: $41,600 - $56,160 per annum depending upon qualifications. CDBG-DR grant funded position.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted when a vacant position is posted.
To apply for a vacant position, please download our Application for Employment. When completing the application, please print with ink or use a typewriter. Each question must be fully and accurately answered. Incomplete, illegible or unsigned applications will not be considered. Original application and your supporting credentials should be submitted to our Offices located at:

St. Thomas/St. John

3202 Demarara No. 3
Frenchtown Plaza, Suite 200
St. Thomas, VI 00802
TEL : (340) 777-4432
FAX : (340)775-7913

St. Croix

100 Lagoon Complex
Suite 4, Frederiksted
St. Croix, VI 00840
TEL : (340) 772-4432
FAX : (340)772-4002

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