Purchasing Specialist

  • Company: Mott Community College
  • Location: Flint, Michigan 48503 United States of America
  • Salary: $45,000 to $68,000
  • Date Posted: June 30, 2022
  • Closing Date: August 30, 2022


The position is responsible for the purchasing of goods and/or services for all College departments (including extension sites). This includes activities such as, but not limited to, the preparation of bid specifications in collaboration with end-user departments, the issuance of requests for information, quotes or formal bids, analysis of vendor responses to such requests, and the awarding of such quotes or bids to applicable vendors, all of which must be performed in compliance with the College’s administrative and Board policies, as well as applicable law. Additionally, this position will provide leadership and training for College employees and vendors, as needed, on the purchasing process of the College. As the position communicates equally with College employees and outside entities, the person must be able to represent the College in a positive, professional manner with a focus on customer-service.


1. A minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in the purchasing field

2. A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or other business-related field

3. Commitment to providing consultative, facilitative, collaborative customer service

4. Ability to analyze situations and develop flexible solutions which both meet the customer’s needs and ensure compliance with policy

5. Ability to use and demonstrate effective proficiency at the intermediate level in MS Word and basic level in MS Excel. Experience with purchasing software systems Familiarity with and ability to use the Internet as a search engine for products, services and vendors and other applicable data as requested

6. Ability to write a comprehensive bid specification

7. Ability to read, interpret and analyze quotes, bid submissions and contracts

8. Demonstrated work history of providing high-quality customer-orientated service including problem-solving orientation, highly developed organization skills, ability to determine priority and multi-task accordingly, strong listening skills, coordination of work effort with others (teamwork) and conflict resolution

9. Strong follow-through and follow-up skills

10. Must be able to communicate tactfully and courteously with diplomatic assertiveness; strong written and verbal skills

11. Ability to maintain confidentiality

12. Ability to ensure adherence to the College’s administrative and Board policies, in conjunction with applicable law

13. Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and willingness to accept accountability for and ownership of work

14. Must be dependable and reliable

15. Ability to decipher when the need arises to involve colleagues and/or managers, as appropriate

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Closing Date: August 30, 2022