Job Title: ASSISTANT CATEGORY MANAGER
Posting Date: June 14, 2012
Closing Date: June 28, 2012
Salary Range: - (annually)
Job Type: Administrative
Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Office of Procurement and Logistics
The Assistant Category Manager is responsible for providing administrative, organizational and technical assistance to the Office of Procurement & Logistics organization. This role requires an individual, who is analytical, self-motivated, possesses exceptional computer skills and is able to work in a dynamic, changing environment as well as work well in teams and execute assignments as directed by supervision.
Bachelorï¿½s Degree Preferred in Supply Chain Management
Must have 3-5 years procurement/buyer experience. Direct experience in implementing strategic sourcing process and projects. Excellent written and verbal communications as well as exceptional interpersonal skills. Strong analytical skills with the ability to work in teams. Extensive computer skills including the ability to develop Access database programs. Excellent change management skills and the ability to handle crises and meet necessary deadlines.
Regular Attendance is critical; must have an exemplary attendance record.
Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the U.S.
Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations.
Under the direction of the Executive Director the Assistant Category Manager will:
Assist with the development of category strategies.
Evaluate market trends and price of goods and services in the market.
Gather data required to make effective sourcing decisions for the good of the entire DPS enterprise.
Gather benchmarking data.
Develop market survey analysis and reports.
Prepare RFP/RFQ bid packages, distribute bids including posting online and receive bids.
Analyze supplier bid responses and prepare sourcing recommendation paperwork.
Prepare all documentation: i.e. requisitions, purchase orders etc.
Assist in developing buyer business plans.
Ensure proper records and documentation of all purchases.
Follow and complete all delegated tasks as per the necessary schedule.
If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $62.75 by cashier's check, certified check or money order, payable to the I.I.S. (Identix Identification Services). DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.
There is an option to pay by MasterCard or Visa.
All fingerprinting appointments will be scheduled by Detroit Public Schools, Human Resources Department.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification should also be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying for.
Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position. Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Service outside of the Detroit Public Schools must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Due to the high volume of candidates applying for positions, we regret that we are unable to pull individual personnel files to retrieve/copy documents. Therefore, to assure the application process is not delayed, if you are applying for multiple positions with the district, we strongly encourage you to have available several photocopies of your credentials to be submitted for each position for which you apply. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Recruitment and Employment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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