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Purchasing Analyst

Company: Douglas County Kansas
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Douglas County is currently accepting applications for a Purchasing Analyst. This position is responsible for buying goods and services in a cost-effective and efficient, responsive manner, and includes working closely with staff and vendors. Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Job Requirements:The primary duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Working with departments to develop bid and Request for Proposal documentation for the purchase of commodities and services using the county's purchasing platform;
  • Reviewing and entering contracts, purchase orders and invoices in the county's finance system; -
  • Developing contracts and agreements for major purchases, in conjunction with departments and legal counsel; Tracking contract renewal -dates;
  • Evaluating suppliers based on quality, price, selection and service/support for the purchase of commodities and services;
  • Works with vendors, departments to solve problems involved with contracts, agreements, warranties, deliverables, billing. - The ideal candidate will have the following skills/abilities:
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;
    • Outstanding communication (written and verbal) skills, with proven negotiation skills;
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills; -
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). -
    • - Starting pay is $22.77/hr., DOQ, with excellent benefits that include: -
      • HEALTH/DENTAL/VISION/LIFE INSURANCE: Various dependent coverage levels available, discounted fitness club memberships, other -voluntary benefits. -
      • PAID TIME OFF: 14 Vacation days, 15 Sick days accrued per year; 1 day Personal Leave, 9 Paid Holidays
      • RETIREMENT: Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans available. Submit application and resume online at by 5pm on Friday June 17, 2022. EOE.

Keywords: Douglas County Kansas, Lawrence , Purchasing Analyst, Professions , Lawrence, Kansas

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