Purchasing Agent

Arnold, MD
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Summary:

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for researching resources for the purchase of goods and services through formal solicitation processes and the informal quote process. The Purchasing Agent provides support to the Director of Purchasing & Contracting under limited supervision. This includes assisting with developing specifications, public sale of approved surplus College property and equipment, creating and issuing formal solicitation documents, processing requisitions and purchase orders. The Purchasing Agent reviews and audits electronic purchase requisitions for completeness, accuracy and appropriateness, ensuring that all purchasing procedures have been followed. Assists with procurement card applications, training, issuing of new/replacement cards, and runs reports to determine accounts in need of reconciliation. Assists with entering, maintaining, and synchronizing user and vendor-related information in e-procurement systems (Datatel, Unimarket, Centresuite).

Title: Purchasing Agent

Posted Date: 06/15/2017

Job Category: Staff

Department: Purchasing - HPUR

Position Status: Full-Time Staff

Salary Range: $41,188-$51,486

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or related field.

Minimum of two years of relevant experience.

Intermediate knowledge Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Intermediate knowledge of electronic purchasing and/or finance systems.

Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to work accurately and independently, with minimal supervision, in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment with special attention to accuracy.

Ability to deal effectively, tactfully, and courteously with internal and external customers. Must have demonstrated strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Public sector Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Ability to interact with a variety of faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds

AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

Hours per Week: 40

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae