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Buyer II

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Lincoln, NE

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Buyer II - Lincoln

SALARY: $20.73 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 11/06/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Department
NSOB Lincoln, 5th Floor 
Mon- Fri 8am-5pm, flexible start/end 
his position is in DHHS Operations, Central Procurement Services unit. Functions of the position include procurement duties, supervisory, and collaboration with multiple DHHS Divisions and State Purchasing Bureau. Procurement: Ensure procurement of commodities are statutorily compliant, standardized through the use of State Contracts, processes are consistent across DHHS divisions and 24 hour facilities, and commodities are sourced appropriately. Research procurement trends and seek additional contract sources as needed. Work with DHHS divisions and procurement staff to communicate changing needs. Identify and continually improve cost saving opportunities. Process requisitions/purchase orders. Gathers, monitors, and analyzes historical expenditure data from a variety of sources, including existing contracts, Open market purchase history, conducts needs assessments to identify key commodity contracts; assists in implementing source strategies to ensure sustainable cost and/or cost avoidance savings, economies of scale and best value. Interact with program managers and DHHS stakeholders to ensure deliverables and performance requirements and all deadlines are met. Supervisory: Supervise and mentor staff in an inclusive, accountable, and productive environment. Collaboratively ensure centralized procurement functions are efficient, transparent, and appropriate. Train staff to identify source, manufacturers, suppliers, and specifications to meet agency procurement needs. Complete performance evaluations on time and within guidelines. Complete yellow belt training within 6 months of hire and work towards continuous process improvement. 
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in business administration, procurement, purchasing, contract administration, or related discipline, and two years of experience in purchasing or related area. Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: Experience with supervising or managing others. Previous experience also in: obtaining complicated quotes, working with a formal bidding process, e-procurement, or previous experience in a heavily-regulated work environment.

OTHER: Must be able to meet requirements to be certified in procurement by the State Purchasing Bureau. This includes training and testing in the laws, procurement procedures and computer systems in use in the State of Nebraska. Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. 
Knowledge and experience in current acceptable standards of practice in the fields of procurement and supply in heavily regulated environment. Must be able to manage procurement at multiple DHHS facilities in cooperation with management, manufacturers and suppliers in all phases of procurement (specifications, requests for bids/proposals, evaluation, testing) as well as receiving and authorization of payment. Requires strong communication, writing, interviewing, organizational and interpersonal relation skills. Must be detail oriented, dependable, responsible, self-motivated and work effectively independently and as a team member. Requires extensive computer skills and proficiency in keyboarding and use of software to manage data, produce procurement transactions, analysis and reporting. 

Job Details

Date Posted November 7, 2018
Date Closes December 31, 2018
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department NE DHHS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 13-1051.00 Cost Estimators
Zipcode 68508

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business - Analysis
  • Business - Communication
  • Contract Management
  • Contract Proposals
  • Executive Leadership
  • Purchasing
  • Financial Controller
  • Public Administration - Budget Analysis
  • Buyer Representative
  • Buyer
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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