Senior Buyer – Business Services

Johnson County Community College

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rPosition, 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

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 bachelors degree and 6 years of
relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Public, government, and cooperative
purchasing experience.

Knowledge of business law and Kansas statutes applicable to state

Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply
Management (CPSM),Certified Public Purchasing Officer/Buyer (CPPO/CPPB),
Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP).

Masters 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
– Experience with public and/or government purchasing processes and
– Experience developing Scope of Works, proposal criteria, and other
bidding documentation
– Error-free written communication. Accurate and keen attention to
– Proficient organi ational skills, flexibility, and ability to
simultaneously work on numerous projects
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel,
– 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. Thats five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more
resources a

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