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Procurement Agent/Senior Procurement Agent

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Information:Position Title:Procurement Agent/Senior Procurement AgentJob Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degreePreferred Qualifications:Degree in a business-related area or a commodity-related field.Demonstrated experience in procurement processes, sourcing, bid development and specification writing.Procurement experience in higher education or the public sector.Demonstrated knowledge of IT hardware and software.Experience reviewing contract language and negotiating changes to contractsJob Description:The Purchasing Department at Iowa State University is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill a Procurement Agent position. The desired candidate could have experience in any of a wide range of commodity areas including agricultural equipment, supplies or services, waste and recycling services, contracting for consulting or professional services, captioning and translation services, information technology, Lab and scientific equipment and supplies or other general procurement areas. Commodity areas will be assigned based on need and the candidates experience.The objective of an ISU Purchasing Agent is to provide efficient, timely, and effective sourcing and procurement services for the university while maximizing the university's resources.Responsibilities of the position include: developing functional and/or technical specifications, reviewing terms and conditions for procurement of good and services; establishing criteria of award, evaluating and analyzing bid proposals, making award decisions in cooperation with requesting departments, writing contracts/agreements for procured goods/services; managing contracts to ensure performance compliance; reviewing vendor terms and conditions, and negotiating remedies for noncompliance when necessary. The position will work under general direction, in most cases without supervisor involvement in the procurement process.In addition to the duties above, the Procurement Agent will analyze departmental and university-wide needs to develop leveraged contracting and revenue-generating contracting opportunities, and oversee procurement of a higher dollar value of individual orders for commodity items.The successful candidate will possess strong analytic skills and be innovative, professional, organized, and detail oriented. Strong reasoning, interpreting, and written and verbal communication skills will be necessary in order to be successful in the position. The individual will possess the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team and problem solve effectively. Strong and efficient personal computer skills, as well as the ability to foster positive, collegial, and collaborative relationships with diverse groups of internal and external constituents, will be essential for success. The successful candidate also will possess the ability to provide exceptional customer service while meeting deadlines and working effectively in a high-volume, fast-paced environment while adhering to applicable state and federal laws and established Board of Regents and university policies and procedures.This position will be hired as a Procurement Agent or Senior Procurement Agent depending on the candidate's experience.For the Procurement Agent, the required minimum qualification is a Bachelor's degree. The pay grade is a PS806.For the Senior Procurement Agent, the required minimum qualification is a Bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience. The pay grade is a PS807.The Senior Procurement Agent will have additional duties not listed on the posting.Appointment Type:RegularNumber of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Grade:PS806Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on "Apply" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call or Toll Free: 1-.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:--- Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;--- Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans;--- Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);--- Life insurance and long-term disability;--- Flexible Spending Accounts;--- Various voluntary benefits and discounts--- Employee Assistance Program;--- Wellbeing program;--- This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.Original Posting Date:April 13, 2022Posting Close Date:May 22, 2022Job Requisition Number:R8106

Keywords: Iowa State University, Ames , Procurement Agent/Senior Procurement Agent, Sales , Ames, Iowa

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