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IT Procurement Specialist

Company: Hireblazer
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTitle: IT Procurement SpecialistDuration: 4 YearsLocation: Austin, TX (Hybrid)Onsite Requirement: The Candidate will be onsite at least three days a week. Telework schedule for remaining two days a week.Experience: 10+ YearsThe Candidate will be part of the client Contract Administration and Procurement (CAP) team, performs advanced (senior-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves planning, coordinating, and preparing specifications for purchasing commodities and services; preparing procurement documents; and monitoring the maintenance of detailed records of items purchased, received, prepared, and issued.The Candidate will perform these tasks:

  • Coordinate the preparation, review, tracking, and processing of purchase orders.
  • Provide consultation to business users and technical resources for major information technology solicitations.
  • Coordinates and facilitates procurement-related meetings such as kick-off and pre-proposal meetings, post-award conferences, team briefings, and evaluation scorings.
  • Develops solicitations, contracts, and amendments by identifying provider resources, describing services to be rendered, evaluating information supplied by bidders, and negotiating contract specifications.
  • Review the preparation and distribution of bid invitations to vendors.
  • Facilitate meetings and perform problem resolution.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Review or prepare the delivery of statutorily required reports.
  • Monitor the requisitions and orders of merchandise, supplies, and equipment by using, interpreting, and monitoring established guidelines, rules, policies, and laws.
  • Monitor legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement.
  • The Candidate will perform other related work as assigned.Must be able to:
    • Work independently in a diverse team environment with on-site and remote teams.
    • Lead or attend meetings with business users to coordinate activities.
    • Lead evaluations for major solicitations.
    • Multi-task with a willingness to put in extra efforts when necessary.
    • Identify problems and propose innovative solutions.
    • Communicate complex concepts clearly, accurately, and effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Participate and/or lead in project management, coordination, planning, and scheduling with CPA staff.
    • Follow written standards and procedures as well as work independently.
    • Keep management informed of status of on activities through accurate, timely, and appropriate reporting. Must have:
      • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
      • Strong research and problem-solving skills.Minimum Requirements:
        • 8 Years of Required Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures
        • 5 Years of Required Knowledge of Texas state procurement laws and statutes
        • 5 Years of Required Knowledge of Department of Information Resources (DIR) and other supply sources
        • 5 Years of Required Experience in collaborating and communicating effectively across multiple subject matter groups
        • 5 Years of Required Experience in leading major information technology solicitation meetings and evaluations
        • 5 Years of Required Experience in contract negotiation strategies and techniques
        • 5 Years of Required Knowledge of Microsoft Word
        • 5 Years of Required Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
        • 3 Years of Required Knowledge of security policy, procedures, and requirements
        • 1 Year of Required Certified Contract Texas Developer (CTCD)
        • 2 Years of Preferred Knowledge of Microsoft Teams
        • 2 Years of Preferred Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint
        • 2 Years of Preferred Knowledge of Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) Purchasing Module

Keywords: Hireblazer, Austin , IT Procurement Specialist, Other , Austin, Texas

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