Senior Procurement Agent

  • Company: Lee County Port Authority
  • Location: Fort Myers, Florida 33913
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: July 20, 2021
  • Closing Date: August 2, 2021


This classification performs detailed technical and professional work in managing competitive solicitations for the acquisition of commodities or services. The position is responsible for the preparation, review and analysis of solicitation documents for acquisition activities that are complex and/or extensive and related work as directed. This position is responsible for overseeing the daily responsibilities of the purchasing office and providing general guidance to staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of the purchasing manager or designee, and is evaluated through conferences, reports and observation of results and adherence to established purchasing policies and regulations. A high level of task management skill and diplomatic exchange with Port Authority staff and vendors is required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of centralized purchasing and procurement practices and processes, competitive solicitations and negotiated procurement; and specialized procurement such as information technology, construction and/or professional design. Active knowledge of automated e-procurement systems, word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with meticulous attention to detail and a positive, client-focused attitude. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Port Authority staff, vendors and the general public. Ability to interpret and apply Port Authority purchasing policies and procedures. Skilled in gathering, evaluating and analyzing data and managing and tracking multiple projects concurrently. Ability to exercise ethical judgment, accept personal responsibility. Ability to attend work on a regular and reliable basis.

Training and Experience: High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years purchasing experience required or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. IT buying experience is highly desirable. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or other nationally recognized procurement or purchasing certification is desired.

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Yeleni Skelton
Phone: 239-590-4553
Closing Date: August 2, 2021