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Buyer III - Lincoln

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Lincoln, NE

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Buyer III - Lincoln

SALARY: $23.96 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 11/06/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Department
The Department of Health and Human Services has an exciting opportunity for a Buyer III to join our team and make a difference in the lives of Nebraskans. The Buyer III is responsible for coordinating all DHHS service acquisitions. Successful candidates will have prior procurement experience, excellent communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
Responsible to coordinate all DHHS service acquisitions; train DHHS personnel engaged in procurement practices and policy; assist in drafting and releasing service Requests for Proposal as well as preparing bid specifications and determining scoring criteria; prepare and negotiate contracts; prepare purchase orders and receive related requisitions for review and approval; coordinate activities and serve as the liaison between DHHS programs, divisions, and the State Purchasing Bureau; and coordinate with the Department of Administrative Services and DHHS Legal Services to ensure legal sufficiency of bid specifications. 
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in business administration, procurement, purchasing, contract administration, or related discipline, and five years experience in purchasing or related area. Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: Experience with planning, developing, or drafting services contracts; or with preparing solicitations for contracts for services; or with developing complex, long-term contractual agreements with suppliers; or with strategic sourcing principles and practices.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation for work-related travel. 
Knowledge of: basic accounting; good purchasing practices; marketing; purchasing of services. Ability to: analyze and evaluate purchase requisitions; manage purchase of highly technical, or large volume and high cost items and services. Skill in: communications and human relations. 

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 Intermediate (3-7 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 11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers
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

  • Business - Communication
  • Contract Proposals
  • Executive Leadership
  • Purchasing
  • 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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