The Alameda County Water District, located in Fremont, California, is seeking to hire a Senior Buyer to join the Procurement and Contracts team. This position, under general supervision, will perform complex and strategic purchasing activities to obtain goods, materials, equipment, and services in compliance with applicable state and federal public purchasing laws, rules, regulations and established Alameda County Water District policies and standards.
The Senior Buyer is a professional advanced journey-level class in the purchasing jobs series. An incumbent independently performs strategic and complex duties in purchasing assignments for equipment, materials, supplies, and services. Such procurements would typically consist of the following characteristics: the materials, supplies, services or equipment are very technical, specialized and require research to establish specifications; sources of supply are limited and/or highly competitive, requiring in-depth analysis and/or negotiations to obtain fair and reasonable pricing; the purchase process consists of independent, multiple steps; purchase contracts are specialized and/or high dollar volume and may entail multi-year deliveries; and the purchase may expose the District to significant potential risk which must be minimized or mitigated. An incumbent is expected to provide customer-responsive, cost effective and high-quality purchasing services for customers, consistent with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
This job class requires initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, organizational skills, the ability to focus on multiple tasks, and professional level analytical and evaluative judgment.