Purchasing Specialist

Purchasing Specialist


Vance-Granville Community College
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-2061

Job Location

VGCC Main Campus

Henderson NC


$29,000 to $36,961 annually


State Health Plan

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Closes: Monday, June 19, 2017

Target Start Date

Monday, July 3, 2017

Expected Work Hours

Full Time

Reports to

Purchasing Agent

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

•Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, and 3 years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

•Strong knowledge of Community College and State Government operations, particularly in the areas of purchasing, accounts payable and fixed assets.

•Previous experience with using N.C. E-Procurement, Bank of America Works electronic card payment management service, and/or Datatel (Colleague) financial software.

•Demonstrated planning, organizational and time management skills.

•Demonstrated ability to follow-through in coordinating complex projects and supporting multiple individuals.

•Must be flexible, service and team-oriented, and possess good interpersonal skills.

•Ability to work independently while multi-tasking, problem solving, and prioritizing work in a face-paced environment.

Position Description

•Reviews and processes requisitions for accuracy to ensure orders are compliant with the purchasing policies and procedures of both the College and the NC Division of Purchase and Contract.

•Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

•Assists in the posting, tabulating and awarding of bid solicitations in the NC Interactive Purchasing System (IPS).

•Provides college staff and faculty with excellent customer service, ongoing E-Procurement training, and assistance with procurement related questions.

•Assists in the reviewing and processing of P-Card transactions through a web-based electronic card payment management service.

•Generates and prints purchase orders for all purchase requisitions to complete the approval process.

•Creates new vendors in Datatel, and collects W-9’s when necessary.

•Locates and opens E-Procurement vendor files for direct pay invoices.

•Manages the internal redistribution, public sale, and /or disposal of approved surplus or obsolete college property and equipment.

•Serves as primary backup in the absence of the front desk receptionist.

•Assists as needed with mailroom duties, including the processing, sorting and distribution of centralized mail.

•Performs other duties as assigned, including projects and committee work.

How to Apply

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Job Post Contact

Vance-Granville Community College

Human Resources Department

252-492-2061 Ext. 3462