Buyer, Senior/Contract Administrator

Buyer, Senior/Contract Administrator


Guilford Technical Community College
601 East Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
Phone: 336-334-4822

Job Location

Jamestown, NC


Commensurate with experience



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Closes: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Director of Purchasing

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field.

Equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

5 years of experience reviewing terms & conditions of contracts.

Ability to understand contract language and the ability to negotiate contracts.

Ability to prepare interpretive and analytical procurement-related reports.

Ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. 

Ability to interpret, apply and explain Federal, State and Local purchasing regulations.

Ability to interpret, apply and explain GTCC administrative policy as it applies to the areas of assignment.

Display initiative and resourcefulness in solving problems and updating skills/knowledge.

Flexibility in supporting and instituting change to advance the Finance/Purchasing Departments technologically and organizationally.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational & Certification Requirements:

 Paralegal experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

5 years of experience in working in a purchasing department preferred. 

Some accounting experience preferred.

Position Description

The jobholder helps coordinate procurement and contract administration for the college. Responsibilities include recommendation of appropriate acquisition procedures, and coordination of quotes and bid activities.  S/he works directly with end users to define specifications and requests for proposals; prepares procurement related reports; manages service/maintenance contracts for the college; develops and maintains vendor relationships; and monitors purchases related to HUB vendors.  S/he researches and advises of changes in procurement procedures and programs; recommends and helps coordinate implementation of new procurement programs, prepares bid packages, maintains documentation of purchasing procedures; designs and conducts training on procurement procedures; and assists with general purchasing/business activities as assigned. S/he will be responsible for reviewing all college contracts and negotiating terms and conditions prior to signature. S/he will act as Contract Administrator for all Purchasing Contracts.  This includes the tracking of contracts,  renewals and notifying end users of expiring contracts.   S/he assists the Director of Purchasing with training and administration of GTCC Purchase Card (P-Card) program and Fleet Card program.

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