Purchasing Agent I

  • Company: University of Connecticut
  • Location: Storrs, Connecticut 06269 United States
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: January 13, 2023
  • Closing Date: February 6, 2023


Under the supervision of the University Director of Procurement Services, the appropriate Category Manager, or other designated supervisor as assigned, and working within a team structure, the Purchasing Agent I (Procurement Professional) will support the needs across an array of commodities for all University campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington.


Primary responsibilities of a Purchasing Agent I are to utilize existing policies, procedures and statutes to plan, develop and organize all phases of assigned responsibilities for bidding, negotiating and assisting with contracting of complex and routine purchases covering various commodities including, but not limited to, audio visual, telecom, print services, travel services, and/or other assigned commodities, as well as ability to maintain knowledge and understanding of industry standards and trends to ensure the technical needs of the campus community are met.

Application Process

This is a full-time position at the Storrs campus working Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. but may require regular travel to other regional campuses as needed. The salary will be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and training. The department may be able to accommodate a remote or hybrid telecommuting work schedule subject to authorization and University policy. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA). Please apply online at to submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references, including one from current place of employment. References will not be contacted without prior notice to the successful candidate(s). Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 497089)

Contact Info

Name: Melanie Savino
Closing Date: February 6, 2023