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Purchasing Agent

Apply now Job no: 6337
Work type: Full Time
Location: North Miami, Florida
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Finance



Establishes positive relationships with vendors to purchase and provide appropriate goods and services to university departments


Essential Job Functions

  • Processes purchase requests for assigned areas using purchase orders, credit cards, etc.
  • Sends purchase requests out for bid to obtain the best pricing and customer service from vendors
  • Completes purchase orders for goods and services and maintains accurate records through the university's purchasing software system
  • Completes assigned department activities such as distributing paperwork to appropriate department personnel, placing newspaper classified advertisements, administering the university purchasing card system, processing and inventorying bulk orders, etc.
  • Answers customer questions about the purchasing process in a professional and courteous manner providing accurate information
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of an associate’s degree or equivalent formal training program
  • Experience working in procurement, general accounting or in other related work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Oracle


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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