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Apply now Job no: 494487
Work type: Staff
Location: Corporate College
Categories: Finance

Title: Buyer

Employee Classification: Professional Union

Department: Purchasing

Salary Range:  $48,320.00 Minimum

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life Insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees + their dependents, tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Performs duties necessary to purchase goods and services for the College which require competitive bids; develops and writes specifications; prepares bid documents and selects contract type; prepares selection criteria with the aid of end user; places orders and develops contracts; administers contracts, including discrepancy resolution, and expedites orders.

What you'll do:

• Develops and writes technical and non-technical bid specifications; develops bid packages; solicits bids; reviews, analyzes and evaluates bids.
• Negotiates and recommends awards of major contracts; administers, organizes and manages major contracts; resolves vendor protests over bid awards.
• Maintains knowledge of Missouri and federal procurement laws, universal commercial codes, grant programs, College Board policy, required contract language and industry standards.
• Works towards College M/WBE procurement goals.
• Advises and recommends to faculty and staff procurement options, product specifications and utility to ensure proper selection of service or equipment to meet customer College needs.
• Monitors purchase history and performs administrative duties to issue POs, change orders and cancellations to maintain and/or update records.
• Develops and maintains quality vendor relations: monitors and evaluates vendor performance to ensure that it meets the requirements of the College; develops new sources of supply to meet developing needs of the College; resolves problems with shipments to ensure the College does not sustain losses and vendors are held accountable for their performance.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of relevant full-time experience.


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