Buyer (FT)

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College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
Published 21 days ago

Buyer (FT)

Buyer (FT)
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Purchasing Manager, prepare specifications and proposals for goods and services. Prepare procurement documents for materials, supplies and services necessary to meet the College's operational needs with proper consideration given to quality, price and delivery.

  • Process requisitions on a timely basis for procurement of items.
  • Prepare and solicit bids and quotes, including detailed technical specifications as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.
  • Check and proof accuracy and completeness of materials; answer questions and explain policies and procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge of sources and develop new sources of supply.
  • Assist using departments in defining specifications and requirements.
  • Create formal bid documents; coordinate requirements with originators; write and evaluate specifications.
  • Evaluate bid responses to ensure conformance with bid terms, conditions and specifications.
  • Prepare tabulation of bid responses.
  • In conjunction with the using department, prepare a written evaluation as to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder meeting requirements.
  • Act as liaison between vendor and end users concerning delivery, quality, contract issues, etc.
  • Assist in providing budgetary pricing for user departments.
  • Interview sales representatives for supplies and equipment.
  • Assist Purchasing Manager in publicly opening bids.
  • Assist Purchasing Manager in preparing required reports.
  • Responsible for maintaining catalog files, updating purchase order information and retention of contract files.
  • Act on behalf of the Purchasing Manager, as directed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications:

    • Education
      • Associate's Degree required.
      • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or closely related area of study preferred.
      • Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) preferred or equivalent credential(s).
    • Experience
      • Minimum three (3) years' experience in public procurement or closely related work experience of a progressively responsible nature required.
      • Demonstrable experience with MS Word and Excel required.
      • Proficiency in written and spoken English required.
      • Five (5) years' experience in public procurement, including experience with competitive bidding in the open market and preparation of specifications preferred.

  • Personal Computer, multi-line telephone, fax machine, calculator, copier and scanning equipment.
  • General office environment.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 25 lbs.
  • This position requires a background check and drug screen.

  • Pay Grade:
    Classified 11 Hourly

    Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

    College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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    Buyer (FT)

    Buyer (FT)
    The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our…

    Details at a Glance

    • Time Commitment
      Full Time Schedule
    • Education
      4-Year Degree Required
    • Professional Level


    Glen Ellyn, IL, United States

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