Senior Buyer Procurement

Posting Job Title

Senior Buyer, Procurement Department


Finance and Administrative Services

Position Type

Full-time Salaried

Number of openings


Job Summary

Promotes the most effective use of college funds in the acquisition of assigned commodities and services. The position evaluates market conditions and trends, plans specific short- and long-range commodity objectives, assists faculty and staff in defining needs and developing alternative solutions as required, develops and investigates sources of supply, and issues necessary processes to seek competitive pricing. This position is extensively involved in establishing and reviewing contracts for goods and services and assists the Director of Procurement Services as a contracting officer and negotiator. In the absence of the Director of Procurement Services the Senior Buyer coordinates and advises other Procurement Services staff on daily activities.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related business field
Minimum of 5 years working in a purchasing environment
Experience developing, writing and analyzing formal and informal RFQs (Request for Quotations), RFBs (Request for Bids) and RFPs (Request for Proposals) to source goods and services
Strong contract review, analysis skills and negotiation skills
Strong organizational skills, flexibility and ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously
Experience managing complex projects
Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse college community
Ability to work under pressure
Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Proficiency with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software such as Banner

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in related business field
Public and/or government purchasing experience
Supervisory experience
Familiarity with managing various business and professional services-related bids and RFPs
One or more of the following certifications: Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP), or Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP).
Knowledge of business law and Kansas statutes applicable to college procurements
Familiarity with public purchasing and public cooperative purchasing contracts

Required application documents

Please submit resume and cover letter

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Salary Grade Level



Competitive rate of pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 11 Sep 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 25 Sep 2020 Central Daylight Time

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