Overall Responsibility Under the direct supervision of the Director of Finance and the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Procurement Coordinator is responsible for the procurement of goods and services and negotiation with vendors to maximize the Center's purchasing power.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Procure goods and services (including but not limited to)
Office supplies and printed materials
Develop and implement written procurement policies and procedures in accordance with state and Federal funding requirements
Review existing vendor relationships and identify potential sources of savings
Formalize contracts for key vendors
Negotiate favorable payment terms with vendors and maximize available payment discounts
Prepare vendor solicitations and evaluate proposals received for formal procurements
Maintain vendor diversity by seeking to contract with minority and women owned businesses when possible
Analyze costs and seek the most favorable pricing for all goods and services
Work closely with maintenance, food service, IT and other departments on specialized vendor requirements
Maintain current certificates of insurance on vendors
Obtain/maintain certification as a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official?
Provide backup support to Purchasing Specialist during vacations and absences: duties include placing orders, receiving goods, and managing inventory of supplies/equipment
3-5 years' experience in a procurement and purchasing setting
Bachelor's degree preferred
Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) certification preferred
Ability to use independent judgment
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills a must
Ability to maintain contact with employees and vendors in a confidential manner
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Position comes with great benefits, including 4 weeks paid vacation
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