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Robert Half Purchasing Specialist in Merced, California

Description Our Client in the Merced market has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Specialist to join their team on a potential contract to hire position.

Position will be Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00p.m.

Duties will include but not limited to:

Perform procurement activities including drafting and issuing IFB's/RFP's and conducting small purchase tasks adhering to established procedures

Monitor and manage IFB's and RFP's evaluation and selection processes, including conducting pre-bid meetings and public bid openings

Draft contracts and ensure compliance with procurement rules, policies, and procedures

Act as a liaison with insurance brokers, vendors, and third parties, coordinating tasks with legal counsel for contract development

Maintain records and files related to procurement activities, preparing various reports as required

Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, resolving issues and exchanging information as needed

Assist in future procurement planning and recommend purchases based on requirements

Strong attention to detail, good follow-up, and follow-through abilities

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including strong reading comprehension skills

Deadline-driven with the ability to learn and adapt to new tasks and procedures Requirements Purchasing Activities, Support purchasing, Contract Administration, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

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