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Procurement Buyer

Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Salary: $50,683.00 - $71,982.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Job Number: 2021-00113
Closing: 11/29/2021 11:59 PM Central
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Department: Procurement

Job Summary
Hiring Range: $50,683.00 - $64,399.00 /Year D.O.Q.

This position is under the general supervision of the Director of Procurement Services to ensure the timely and accurate processing of PCCA supply and service requests. Monitor daily activities of the purchasing function including evaluating needs, conduct research to find the best product and establish a timely supply. Maintain compliance of the procurement process at all times.

  • Purchase goods or services that meet the quantity and quality expectations of the organization
  • Evaluate and negotiate contracts with vendors
  • Evaluate and analyze purchasing needs and trends to identify adequate supply and purchasing costs using supply requests for goods and/or services from PCCA Staff
  • Creates requisitions
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Obtains price quotes from multiple suppliers
  • Runs reports to help determine needs
  • Uses purchase orders to suppliers to confirm delivery date, quantity ordered, and price are correct
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action
  • Uses purchase orders to suppliers to confirm delivery date, quantity ordered, and price are correct
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • CPR certified or the ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
  • Tier 3 status designation

This position should be organized, thorough, and able to multi-task in a fast pace environment with a focus on maintaining optimal integrity in support of the PCCA. They must possess the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; minimum three years procurement, inventory or accounting experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
  • Valid driver's license

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with team members and suppliers
  • Negotiation skills to work with suppliers and make better deals for the company
  • An understanding of purchase order software platforms
  • Good attention to detail to ensure all purchase orders are accurate
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Be able to work well with others Maintain good employee relations and encourages and fosters a helpful environment where teamwork prevails
  • Computer skills Proficiency with computers, including word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Have good math skills Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations including purchasing analysis
  • Ability to maintain supply chain control of inventory process according to Procurement procedures
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations in order to maintain compliance with governing statute, Port Procurement Policy and procedures related to purchasing function
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Be able to handle multi-tasks Ability to handle multiple tasks from inception to completion, open and willing to take on challenges with ability to set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment
  • Be detail oriented Detail oriented and creative with solid problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from PCCA staff on all levels, vendors, customers, and the general public
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook and other related applications
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply PCCA policies, SEAPORT values, state/federal laws
  • Three years of experience in relation to the areas or duties outlined above

  • Ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation, including but not limited to regularly sitting, standing, walking, speaking, reading or hearing, using hand to finger movements; frequently reaching and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds, stooping, kneeling
  • Ability to work in a general office environment, with standard office equipment
  • Ability to operate light-weight highway vehicles

Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before November 29, 2021, 11:59pm CST.

If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a drug test and alcohol screening as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.

Our employees enjoy a fabulous benefits package including:
  • Competitive salary paid bi-weekly
  • Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS)
  • 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Low-cost, high quality benefit package including health, dental & vision plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Passes to local venues, such as the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum
  • Paid leave (vacation/sick/bereavement)
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off, Wellness Program & Health Club benefit
  • Salary commensurate with experience
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Posted: 2021-11-17 Expires: 2021-12-19

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