Purchasing Agent - Procurement Services ( Current UVU Employees Only) - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Procures equipment, supplies and services for assigned area and in accordance with university policies and procedures as well as state and federal procurement laws. Reviews requisitions and bid specifications. Negotiates purchase agreements or supply contracts. Determines vendor sources, product needs and availability.

Reviews and analyzes requisitions and ensures that they are in accordance with relevant laws, policies, and requirements. Determines the appropriate method to process requisitions based on cost, time constraints, existing open contracts and/or competitive bidding. Prepares and follows-up on purchase orders. Writes bid specifications that comply with federal regulations, state statues, as well as adequately describing the product or services needed. Coordinates with internal and external customers to identify needs and refine specifications. Conducts bid openings and evaluates bids and proposals. Acts as a liaison between vendors and departments and advises departments on cost effective procurement alternatives. Advises UVU employees and vendors on the interpretation of state and federal procurement laws and UVU policies and procedures. Identifies and selects vendors, negotiates prices, terms, and delivery methods for assigned area of procurement. Meets with sales representatives to develop new vendor sources.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience related to the summary of duties; or any combination of education or experience related to the summary of duties totaling six years.


Knowledge of computers and computer applications.
General knowledge of purchasing/procurement procedures, techniques, etc.
General knowledge of accounting and basic business principles.


Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Skill in computer software (Word, Excel), skill using Banner a plus.


Ability to operate office machines and computer peripherals.
Ability to apply effective general principles to specific conditions.
Ability to work well in stressful situations.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently on a multi-task level, prioritize, and follow projects through to completion.

Pay Range

$30,052 to $37,565 annually

Keyword Phrases

  • Procurement Services
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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