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Senior Purchasing Agent

Company: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Apply now to join FAU on its race to excellence.

For more information on everything FAU has to offer, please visit

Position Summary:

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

FAU Procurement Services is seeking a Senior Purchasing Agent - Boca Raton, FL.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

+ Review of current contracts and/or needed procurements for university departments.

+ Provides end-to-end procurement lifecycle services, including but not limited to assisting in the development of competitive solicitations, including Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Invitation to Bid (ITB) documents.

+ Participates in all aspects of the contracts administration process, such as monitoring contract spending, including account payables invoice tracking and contract expiration.

+ Assists in the evaluation of bids, performs cost and other financial analyses, and makes recommendations.

+ Assists in the review, routing and completion of vendor/supplier contracts, purchase orders and change orders, utilizing the ERP system.

+ Analyzes and conducts research for availability of contract vehicles from the state, county, and/or other allowable publicly solicited contract(s).

+ Maintains logs and records for procurement-related services.

+ Provides value-added customer service to University departments and external partners, including completion of job-aides and/or trainings.

+ Assists university departments in post-award contract management activity, including invoice approvals, contract renewals and/or extensions.

+ Assists departments in managing all contracts and maintains knowledge of all provisions of the contracts.

+ May assist suppliers in completion of the University's vendor application and provide guidance to additional procurement staff.

+ Assists in contract administration/management functions and vendor/supplier disputes.

+ Other duties as assigned by Director/Assistant Director or designee.

Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent and five years of appropriate experience required. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position.Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.Must also have excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills.


$18.48 - $20.31 per hour

College or Department:

Procurement Services


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:

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

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans, spouses of eligible veterans, and certain family members of eligible veterans, in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 295.07. Please submit your DD214 (Member 4 preferred) showing your dates and character of service with your application as an attachment or fax to 561-297-3915 or scan and email to, prior to the closing date of the position. If faxing your DD214, please also send an email to to notify us that the form was faxed, make sure the email includes your name and the REQ# of the job that was applied to.Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

Florida Atlantic University is where your future begins.

Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art and technology in all disciplines. Student success, excellence and community engagement are some of our highest values as a university. These values are prominent throughout FAU's community and are essential to the employee experience. FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service, and reflects this commitment as a key Platform in its 2015 - 2025 Strategic Plan. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the vision and mission of FAU, please visit:

In order to be considered for a position, you must apply through this job website. For more information on how to apply for a position, please review the applicable Applicant Tutorial ( . To contact Recruitment Services, send an e-mail to

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.

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