Purchasing Agent

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: January 13, 2021
  • Closing Date: February 10, 2021


POSITION SUMMARY Obtains materials and/or services from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Studies market trends, researches and interviews vendors and recommends sources of supply. Solicits, procures and administers contracts for goods and services, including those related to construction, architecture & engineering services, vehicle procurements, revenue contracts and lease agreements. Prepares and issues solicitation packages including but not limited to Requests for Quotations, Requests for Proposals and Invitations for Bids. Receives and evaluates offers. Negotiates proposals and sole source procurements. Prepares contract documents and purchase orders. Maintains files and records documenting the history of procurements and contract performance. Assists in the preparation of Board action items as required. Complies with SORTA's policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations. (Detailed Job Description at


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Competency Statement(s) Communications - Excellent verbal, writing and non-verbal skills. Persuasive, consensus builder Customer Focus - Excellent problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations Employee Development - Competent in assessing personal skills and growth requirements; coaches, delegates, and supports employee development. Provides constructive feedback Leadership - Energetic, innovative self-starter, committed to continuous improvement and creative problem- solving. Takes the initiative in improving agency and departmental processes and procedures Professional Integrity - Exhibits and values commitment, leadership, accountability, diversity, honesty, fiscal responsibility, and the ability to maximize resources Proficiency - Able to multi-task, plan and measure results, create and analyze data; excellent computer skills, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent project management skills Teamwork and Cooperation - Promote a collaborative, cooperative and productive working environment. Able to demonstrate a level of sensitivity, team building, support and respect for others Education Preferred: Bachelor's Degree (four year accredited college or university). Experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree Experience Required: Minimum of five to seven years of related experience in conducting competitive procurements, preferably involving Federal and State funding Preferred: Experience with implementing the requirements of FTA Third Party Contracting guidelines and procurement best practices; Construction contract administration experience is preferred Skills and Abilities Proficiency in MS Office (or similar) suite, including but not limited to Excel and Word; GroupWise or similar email and calendaring software; and Maximo or similar inventory management and purchasing software; must have the ability to learn new computer programs (software and applications) Familiarity with standard public-sector procurement procedures and accounting practices Excellent human relations and organizational skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Contact Info

Name: Dana Byrd
Phone: 513-632-7508
Closing Date: February 10, 2021