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Purchasing Agent 2-9 Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Purchasing Agent 2-9

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 9/29/2022 - Expires: 12/28/2022

Job ID: 247660555


Job Description

Purchasing Agent 2-9

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."

With the launch ofNext Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

Under general direction from purchasing administrator, or administrative officer, manage & direct procurement of all supplies, materials, equipment and/or services required for operation of division, department, institution or agency (e.g., solicit price quotations, monitor processing of requisitions & completion of purchase orders, maintain on-going contracts, issue reports to administrative staff, agencies and/or regulatory agencies) and serves as lead worker (i.e., provide work direction and training) over lower-level employees engaged in procurement activities.

Essential Functions

Manage and direct procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and/or services required for operation of division, department, institution or agency, confirm and expedite purchase orders, solicit quotations for purchase of materials, establish and develop purchasing and distribution policies and serve as lead worker (i.e., provide work direction & training) over lower-level employees engaged in procurement activities.
Confer with vendors, manufacturers and distributors on daily basis regarding delivery, prices and/or quantity and with district offices or representatives on procurement needs; plans, develop and draft special projects and reports; maintain inventory and budget control.
Prepare and/or review specifications and evaluations for use in purchases of material and invitations-to-bid for department contracts; write routine directives, instructions and/or communications concerning purchasing activities.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge of (1) purchasing/procurement, (2) agency purchasing policies and procedures and state procurement regulations, (3) supervision; ability to (4) apply principles of purchasing to solve practical, everyday problems, (5) calculate fractions, decimals and percentages, (6) understand technical manuals and verbal instructions associated with purchasing procedures, (7) gather, collate and classify information concerning purchasing techniques and activity.
Knowledge of (8) public relations (9) budgeting as required in purchasing, (10) inventory control; ability to 4, 5, 6, 7.
Knowledge of 1; ability to 6, 7, (11) write routine correspondence or communications reflecting standard purchasing procedures.

Additional Qualifications Considered

2-Years of Experience in Purchasing/Procurement.

Shift: Varies  Starting Pay Rate: $19.30 per hour Post Probationary Rate: $20.27per hour

Application Deadline:

Application Information

Candidacy for this role will be determined by:

A COMPLETE APPLICATION:Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.

Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email - make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.

Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following: 

Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).

Within 3 days of the posting close date:

email a copy to

fax a copy to 513-556-9652

bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

Competitive salary for this role as described above.

Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.

Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.

Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.

Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.

Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.

Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).




  Purchasing Agent 2-9

  Sep 29, 2022


Cincinnati, OH, US


  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati
Job Segment:
  Procurement, Purchasing, Buyer, Medicare, Operations, Research, Finance, Healthcare

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Per Diem Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
No school grade completed
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