Senior Contract Buyer
Location: Arlington Heights
Under the direction of the Department Manager, Purchasing, responsible for the procurement of a wide variety of services and capital equipment. This may include the procurement of various complex professional services contracts such as legal consulting services, marketing services, planning services, risk management services, human resources/benefits services; as well as the procurement of IT systems and related services, capital equipment, construction, and large scale facilities maintenance projects. Experience with procurement of construction services, facilities renovations, and Architectural and Engineering services preferred. This position will require knowledge of the Brooks Act and Davis Bacon and related labor requirements, the facilitation of contract negotiations, conducting complex cost and price analyses, assisting users with contract administration and developing scopes of work, chairing LIQ/RFP evaluation committees, and developing contract recommendations to present to Pace's Board of Directors.
Qualified candidate must have a mimimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible purchasing/contracting experience, 5 years or more of experience a plus. Bachelor's degree in Business, or its equivalent required. ERP and Public or Transit procurement experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required. Proficiency in personal computer, word processing, spreadsheets and database packages is also required. Qualified candidate must have a good work history.
This position is subject to the provisions set forth in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 ( c ) of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act.