Job Title: Buyer
Department: Office of the CHO
Reports To: Business Services Coordinator
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Company Information: The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Dothan Housing (DH) to create a different platform for sustainability by “thinking outside of the box” by becoming a housing authority of the future. This was done through its digital transformation initiative. Whereas, DH has answered the challenge of evolution through transformational leadership and acknowledging the paradigm shift of public housing authorities (PHAs) of doing more with less, moving from paper to the cloud, and streamlining its operations through technology by embracing an online platform. DH has also implemented a modern-day leadership approach focused on creating a high-value organizational culture built on trust, getting the right people on the team, and coaching that team to greatness to meet key performance indicators (KPIs) that will ultimately increase its overall productivity. DH offers remote, flexible, and hybrid work environment so that its employees can work from locations other than the office. DH’s new business model has enhanced its efforts to attract, recruit, and retain an articulate, talented, and diverse workforce of the best and the brightest in the affordable housing industry.
Position Summary: As a Moving to Work (MTW) Expansion Agency under the Landlord Incentives Cohort #3, this position reports to the Business Services Coordinator. The primary purpose of this position is to select and purchase products for Dothan Management Group (DMG), Dothan Housing (DH), and its instrumentalities and manage overall inventory. The Buyer is responsible for coordinating the purchasing functions. The Buyer performs technical and professional work in purchasing equipment, materials, and supplies; provides support by preparing bid documents and processing requisitions for contracts and procurements to create purchase orders. The Buyer is responsible for coordinating the evaluation of proposals, negotiating prices and/or recommending suppliers, and assisting the Business Services Coordinator with other administrative and purchasing support duties.
Required Education/ Experience:
- Three years of purchasing, stock, inventory, and/or warehouse management experience, preferably in a public capacity with a public housing authority.
- Direct-related professional experience may be substituted for education requirements on a year-by-year basis.