Purchasing Agent I
The University of Connecticut, Department of Procurement Services, seeks to hire an Purchasing Agent I in support of Research. Under the supervision of the University Director of Procurement Services, Research Category Manager, or other designated supervisor as assigned, the Purchasing Agent I is responsible for independently performing a full range of routine procurement duties involving the purchase of lab supplies, research related equipment and/or services in support of the University’s research community for the Storrs, Regional campuses and UConn Health in Farmington.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administers all procurement activities in support of the University research community; solicits competitive bids, including development of specifications to clearly define precise product requirements; works with Procurement Sourcing Specialists in evaluating sources that can provide essential goods and services to support the University’s needs; analyses and interprets price trends and market conditions and makes recommendations to Research Category Manager; monitors vendor and product performance; develops vendor database and continually maintains/updates list to reflect changes relative to new techniques, discontinued capabilities, new services added and salient information relative to past vendor performance; works with requesting departments recommending procedures that will accomplish their research goals in the most cost-effective manner; may act as team leader; serves as a liaison between University, Department of Administrative Services and/or other State agencies; and ravels to all Regional Campuses and UConn Health, as required. For more information about this position and a full job description, please visit https://procurement.uconn.edu/.
Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references, including one reference from current place of employment. Please apply on-line: http://jobs.uconn.edu. Please reference Job ID 2020150. Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.