Here's what one of our Employees had to share...

"I was actually the first server hired in The Villages 21 years ago. Since then I have opened four Country Club restaurants, hosted national TV golf events and met many famous people. I have been given every opportunity to grow with The Villages. It's paradise to live here, and its also paradise to work here!"

Laurie Lape
Country Club Restaurant
General Manager,
The Villages

Job Title: Purchasing Manager - Full Time
Job Description: Responsible for properly executing the activities relating to purchasing and contract management providing assistance in the development and standardization of contracts and independently monitoring and maintaining all Districts contracts. Fulfills special projects as they arise so as to provide additional support to District and/or Administrative Operations Managers. Requirements Include: •Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Business/Public Administration or related field •3-5 years Florida municipal, county &/or state purchasing department/contracts experience. •Experience may substitute on a year for year basis for the required education. •Intermediate or better proficiency in computer operations and use of software packages (word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.). •Prior FEMA experience helpful •Ability to successfully collect, evaluate and analyze data information as needed to conduct research. •Ability to successfully communicate thoughts and ideas in a logical, cohesive and comprehensible manner. •Ability to successfully extract and summarize information from rules, ordinances, statutes, correspondence, etc. as needed to understand assignments and changes in policy to perform new procedures. •Ability to successfully interact with others to include courtesy, tact and diplomacy as needed to provide/gather information, assign and follow up on work duties, and establish effective relationships. •Ability to successfully read and comprehend materials such as memos, correspondence and written orders as needed to ensure work activities are accomplished according to policy and procedure and exchange or acquire information. •Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Excellent verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. Application Deadline: Monday, April 7, 2014 by 5:00 PM Position Salary:$43,878.91 - $58,505.21 annual salary (based on applicable experience and education)
Rate of Pay: $48,878.91 - $58,505.21 annual salary
Application Deadline: 4/25/2014
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 3309 Wedgewood Ln, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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