Austin, TX

Post Date: 09/13/2017 Job ID: 43402 Industry: Purchasing Pay Rate: $20-$22

Purchasing Buyer Austin, TX 78744

Purchasing Buyer needed for Temporary 6 Month Assignment working Monday-Thursday 8:30 -5:30 and Friday 8:30am-12:30pm paying $20-22/hr

Under general supervision, purchases office supplies, equipment, and materials. This is a staff-level position involved in treating a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations in conformance with established criteria and procedures.

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  • Negotiates the purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors.
  • Prepares and expedites purchase orders.
  • Maintains the office supply room.
  • Reconciles and files invoices.
  • Assists in maintaining Purchase Order documents, vendor records, pricing records, and other documents as applicable


  • Requires a high school diploma (Associates degree or trade school certification program preferred)
  • Requires 3-5 years of related purchasing experience.
  • Knowledge of purchasing processes, techniques, and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems and select work methods and priorities
  • Skill in maintaining positive relations with others, both inside and outside the Organization, and obtaining cooperation
  • Skill in investigating and analyzing purchasing activities and information and indicating logical conclusions or recommendations
  • Skill in the use of various software programs, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and Share Point; skill in the use of Purchasing System software Deltek/Cost Point is highly desirable
  • Works on a computer, requiring the ability to view a monitor for long periods of time
  • May require some moderate physical exertion

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