Director, Purchasing

Director, Purchasing


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000

Job Location

Main Campus


Hiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($3,280 – 4,100/monthly)



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, September 20, 2019
Closes: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Target Start Date

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related area.
2. Five years accounting and/or purchasing experience.
3. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
4. Good written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in community college system.
2. Experience in Datatel (Colleague) and E-procurement.
3. Governmental accounting preferred.

Position Description

Responsible for the purchasing process for all supplies and equipment including bids as well as assist with inventory control.

  • Check requisitions for compliance with state procurement requirements.
  • Assist employees with purchasing decisions.
  • Determine best source of supply based on price, service, quality, and State Purchasing Regulations.
  • Assist with quotes as needed and submit formal bid packages to vendors as required.
  • Enter and post requisitions into E-Procurement, Datatel, and Etrieve. Distribute purchase orders as needed.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the public, vendors, and employees of the College.
  • Send annual notices for inventory; verify for accuracy and prepare year end entries.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at

Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127