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Purchasing Agent II

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Purchasing Agent II

Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services

Job no: 514685

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, Office / Clerical

Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The purpose of the position is to support the day-to-day operations and tactical functions of the central purchasing office to support University departments in contract negotiations for enterprise commodities and services such as Information Technology, Capital Construction, Supply Chain, or Higher Education University Research related products. Based on professional experience, knowledge, and using the highest ethical conduct, this position makes procurement contracting decisions for the university community by clarifying requirements, while interpreting and analyzing data and circumstances. The Purchasing Contract Administrator is the primary liaison to university departments and vendors guiding them through the contracting process to obtain the best contract terms for the university. Judgment is used in the adaptation and skilled application of guidelines to solve the full range of problems related to each procurement.

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:

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

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 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
  • Three to four years of relevant experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in business or supply chain management
    • Three to four years' experience of contracting concepts and procurement

      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:

        $ 51,500.00 - $ 66,929.00

        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: Feb 17, 2023 Central Standard Time

        Applications close: Open until filled

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