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Buyer

Chile-Santiago

Req#: 32579BR

Date published: 27-Sep-2017

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Water

Business Plan: PCR

Level: 003

Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions that help to provide safe drinking water and effective wastewater management to communities worldwide. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.<br><br>We find innovative solutions to protect water at its source, treat it to the highest standards, and deliver it to homes and businesses. Then we collect and treat wastewater before reintroducing it safely back into the environment.

Primary Purpose:
Provide support to the project team with complex procurement transaction activities (equipment, services and subcontracts), which may expand to assignment on multiple projects. May be required to support other procurement duties, including expediting, procurement administration, closeout and proposal development. Receives minimal supervision.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepares contract documents and bidders list. • Prepares, issues and may manage the bidding process. • Leads and manages the evaluation process through the distribution of quotations, preparation of the commercial portion of the bid tabulation, and collaboration with engineering and construction regarding the technical and constructability evaluations. Makes recommendations for selected bidder(s) and who to award. • Leads, and schedules, coordinates and manages the negotiation process. Able to resolve simple and complex commercial terms and conditions exceptions. • Manages the award and conforming process. • Able to resolve simple claim or dispute events with vendors. • May be responsible for soliciting budgetary pricing for equipment, material, or labor to support estimating/proposal efforts for a non-major project or projects. • Proficient in the basic functions of the vendor database. • Trains others in the function of a Procurement Representative, with oversight from Supervisor. • Files appropriate record documents and follows Corporate and project filing rules. • May provide input to portions of new and/or revised procedures or documents. • Individual contributor with no subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
BA or BS degree in Supply Chain, Business, Technical / Engineering, Construction Management or related field (preferred). Relevant experience may be substituted for a degree. Preferred Skills: • Strong Attention to Detail • Strong Communication - Written and Oral • Proficient Computer Skills - Databases and MS Office • Proficient Contract Comprehension • Strong Data Entry • Proficient Mathematics • Proficient Organizational Skills • Proficient Problem Solving • Basic Project Process Management • Basic Schedule and Planning Understanding Preferred Competencies: • Collaborates • Communicates effectively • Customer focus • Decision quality • Drives results • Manages ambiguity • Situational adaptability

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