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PURCHASING AGENT

MuniTemps / Municipal Staffing Solutions, CA LOS ANGELES COUNTY CA

An established organization in southern LA County is looking for a Purchasing Agent to fill a vacancy within the Finance Division. This is a full-time position working for 3 to 6 months and can at the client's discretion be extended or made permanent. Compensation is open, DOE/DOQ.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Receives, examines, and processes requisitions; prepares or reviews bid specifications and other necessary documents related to the purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment; locates source of supply, and places orders with appropriate bidders.
Analyze competitive bids and proposals, conducts bid openings, evaluates bids, and make recommendations on awards.
Compares costs and evaluates the quality and suitability of supplies, materials, and equipment.
Interviews and corresponds with vendors; keeps informed of new products and market conditions and trends.
Provide assistance and training to City departments to determine purchasing specifications and needs.
Maintains records on purchase price information on both open market and contract purchases, and revises these as conditions change; obtains quotations on open market purchases.
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