Buyer (Female, Age 38) in Plantation, FL
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||5 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
City serving 86,000 residents
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Responsible for inspecting the output of two (2) buyers. Reviewing solicitation documents. Annually processing over 1,300 Purchase Orders valued at $21M. Develop Standard Operating Procedures and Policies for procurement division. Monitoring 73 multi-year contracts annually. Contract preparation process including assistance with the development of technical specifications and selection of suppliers/contractors. Knowledge of advanced contract terms and conditions and uniform commercial code (UCC).
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks vacation, free health insurance, pension plan, 401K with 0% matching
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under, but this is FL
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
process purchase orders, love it
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Office, would prefer to work at home
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 5
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||personal time|
|8am to 9am||personal time|
|9am to 10am||answering calls and reviewing e-mails|
|10am to 11am||answering calls and reviewing e-mails|
|11am to 12pm||reviewing e-mails|
|12pm to 1pm||returning phone calls|
|1pm to 2pm||personal time|
|2pm to 3pm||issuing purchase orders|
|3pm to 4pm||researching vendors|
|4pm to 5pm||making appointments for new meetings|
|5pm to 6pm||personal time|
|6pm to 7pm||personal time|
|7pm to 8pm||personal time|
|8pm to 9pm||personal time|
|9pm to 10pm||personal time|
|10pm to 11pm||personal time|
|11pm to 12am||personal time|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted resume, electronic application
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, 2 interviews, one with direct supervisor and one with indirect
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
general body of knowledge
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, absolutely no training from current employer
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, testing for certification
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, I can do anything with my MBA
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
get a job with the government at any level and work up
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
_?? Highly motivated, supportive team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
_?? Self starter, problem solver able to manage workload independently, learns rapidly.
_?? Areas of managerial competence include: managerial accounting/budgeting and financial analysis.
_?? Proficient in Windows, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook, Remedy, Oracle, Buyspeed, SunGard HTE, SQL, MS Publisher, Solomon Accounting and QuickBooks.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no, anyone can be trained
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no, I had to take this job to relocate for a man
What are your current career goals?
Outlasting them all and becoming the manager
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Buyer||5||49000||Responsible for inspecting the output of two (2) buyers. Reviewing solicitation documents. Annually processing over 1,300 Purchase Orders valued at $21M. Develop Standard Operating Procedures and Policies for procurement division. Monitoring 73 multi-year contracts annually. Contract preparation process including assistance with the development of technical specifications and selection of suppliers/contractors. Knowledge of advanced contract terms and conditions and uniform commercial code (UCC).|
|Prior Job 2||Buyer||3||45000||Annual spend over $13M. Prepared 85 bid/request for proposals in a 36 month cycle. Worked with legal department in development and modification of standard contract bid/proposal terms and conditions. Teamed with project team and legal department to resolve contractual issues including interpreting contract language and negotiation of contract changes. Weekly reports on Construction projects in process. Reviewed price analysis and developed procurement and negotiation strategy based on multiple complex variables. Expert use of analysis forecasting, problem solving and quality improvement to develop strategies for dynamic market conditions.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|3.5||Univ of Central FL||BSBA|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.5||Univ of Central FL||MBA|
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