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Senior Buyer - Business Services

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park
$61,900-$80,900 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

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Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Senior Buyer - Business Services, Operations

Type of Position: Full-time Salaried, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $61,900-$80,900 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: Yes

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: Promotes the most effective use of college funds in acquiring commodities and services. Heavy emphasis on business services and commodities such as the following: banking, financial, insurance, employee benefits, legal, space rental and vehicle lease agreements, and other professional services. This position also occasionally serves a backup to the other Senior Buyers within the areas of Architecture/Engineering/Construction and Information Technology commodities and services. Evaluates market conditions, defines needs with departments, and manages sourcing through various bidding methods. Reviews, establishes, negotiates, and manages contracts for the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Procurement Department. Leads and manages daily activities in the absence of the Procurement Director.

Required Qualifications: Career-level professional within the field. Considered highly skilled and proficient in discipline. Conducts complex, important work under minimal supervision and wide latitude for independent judgment. Requires a bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience. Experience may be substituted for education at the College's discretion

Preferred Qualifications: Public, government, and cooperative purchasing experience.
Knowledge of business law and Kansas statutes applicable to state procurements.
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM),Certified Public Purchasing Officer/Buyer (CPPO/CPPB), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP).
Master's degree in related business field.

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Develop and investigate sources of supply and manage the processes to seek competitive pricing and maximum value through Request For Quote (RFQ), Request For Bid (RFB), Request For Proposal (RFP), piggyback opportunities, and cooperative purchasing agreements.
  • Establish, review, negotiate, and manage contracts.
  • Issue Purchase Orders (POs) accurately, efficiently, and in compliance with procurement policies and operating procedures.
  • Compose monthly activity award recommendations for executive management and Board of Trustee approval.
  • Track vendor costs, contract spending, and other data, and prepare various reports as necessary.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal departments and external vendors.
  • Participate in vendor fairs and other internal/external procurement events as necessary.
  • Assist departments with the concurrent management of vendors and vendor performance.

Skills Needed:
  • Experience with contract reviews and redlining legalese/terms and conditions
  • Experience with public and/or government purchasing processes and procedures
  • Experience developing Scope of Works, proposal criteria, and other bidding documentation
  • Error-free written communication. Accurate and keen attention to detail
  • Proficient organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to simultaneously work on numerous projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with other software relevant to purchasing and/or business operations.
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software such as Banner by Ellucian
  • Collaborative and excellent oral and interpersonal communication with a diverse community

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator (, or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to:

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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