Senior Purchasing Agent
Senior Purchasing Agent
The University of Iowa is seeking two Senior Purchasing Agents to fill roles on our Commodity or Strategic Sourcing Teams. These individuals must be proficient in procurement principles, bidding, and contracting for a variety of goods and services. Responsibilities include: Management and monitoring of purchase contracts ensuring compliance with contract terms. Develop, manage, and issue competitive solicitations including Request for Quotes, Request for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications for major and complex acquisitions as needed capturing the unique needs of users across campus and of other agencies. Participate in and lead implementation of new contract programs, resolve contract performance and payment issues, and maintain related purchase orders, contracts, catalog items and numerous strategic sourcing opportunities. Negotiations of on-going complex contracts. Exercise considerable knowledge of contract administration. Research market conditions and determine trends. Research and analyze commodities and services to maximize cost savings. Evaluate and recommend appropriate methods for procuring requested goods and services. Effectively use analytical tools. Participate on teams to implement new processes and system. May provide functional and/or administrative supervision of staff. Ensure compliance with Federal and State Laws, Regents and University policies and procedures and the University's Strategic plan, plus departmental and divisional
A Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration or a related field, or
the equivalent combination of
education and experience is
Three to five years experience in
procurement processes is required.
Must be proficient in computer
Good organizational and
analytical/statistical skills are
Strong customer service skills are
Excellent written and verbal
communication skills are required.
A writing sample will be required at
time of interview.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office,
such as Excel and Word, are
required. Excel work sample will be
given pre-interview or at the time of
Knowledge of strategic sourcing and
automated purchasing system is
Experience with purchasing of
numerous strategic sourcing items
and services is desirable.
Some experience with MS Access is
Knowledge of University business
policies and procedures are
Familiarity with PeopleSoft/Oracle
purchasing and contract module is
Master of Business Administration
To apply to the Senior Purchasing
Agent position and see additional job responsibilities, visit our website at: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a
Ad ID: 97060
Post Date: January 14, 2018
Expire Date: February 2, 2018
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