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Purchasing Agent I

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:



Purchasing Agent I





Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services


Job no: 514446


Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)


Location: Manhattan, Kansas


Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)


Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance


Pay Grade: 08A


















About This Role:







  • The Division of Financial Services is recruiting for a Purchasing Agent I to join our team providing support and service to the campus through the following duties: Assist Contract Administrator in review and organization of contracts, to include the entire contract process. Serve as a System Administrator of Contract Life Cycle Management Software . Assist the administrative team by answering phones, and help when visitors arrive at the office. Manage contract database and facilitate retention of contracts, Facilitate Open Record requests, Monitor and answer questions from departments and vendors, and maintain and update Purchasing web pages. Assist with purchasing training materials and facilitation of training sessions (website materials, powerpoint slides, etc.).











    Why Join Us:





    Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits









    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:





    Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.









    Worksite Options:





    This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location.

    Visit this link for K-State's guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.









    What You'll Need to Succeed:





    Minimum Qualifications:



    • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience



      Preferred Qualifications:



      • Strong attention to detail

      • Understanding of the procurement life cycle process

      • Solid understanding of contracting and ability to read complex information

      • Skilled communicator across multiple mediums (Email, phone, in person)

      • Strong background in word, excel, and paperless workflow tools

      • Adept in being organized and working well under pressure

      • Thinking critically, being disciplined and self-regulated, a curious learner, and consistency in productivity are key characteristics of this position



        Other Requirements:



        • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.











          How to Apply:





          Please submit the following documents:



        • Cover Letter

        • Resume

        • Three professional references











          Screening of Applications Begins:





          Immediately and continues until position is filled.









          Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:





          $19.51 -$24.00 hourly









          Equal Employment Opportunity:





          Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.









          Background Screening Statement:





          In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.















          Advertised: Jan 09, 2023 Central Standard Time


          Applications close: Open until filled















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