Purchasing Agent (Full-Time)

  • Company: Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
  • Location: Savannah, Georgia 31401 United States
  • Salary: $56,292 to $85,145
  • Date Posted: October 8, 2021
  • Closing Date: October 27, 2021


This position is responsible for purchasing a wide variety of commodities, materials, supplies, services and equipment related to construction and renovation projects for the school system in compliance with laws, policies, and procedures. This multi-skilled position includes the skills that a qualified employee must possess as a minimum. The functions of a Purchasing Agent will be performed under little or no supervision in a timely manner and with acceptable quality.


Education Level: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with five (5) or more years of experience in a business office including at least five (5) years of significant purchasing experience as determined by the District Additional training in contract administration, specification development, and construction - OR - Appropriate recognized certification (CPPB, CPPO, CPM) with eight (8) or more years of experience in a business office including at least (8) years of significant purchasing experience Equivalent combination of education, training, and significant directly-related experience as determined by the District Experience, Skill, and Certification: Know-how and skill in the following areas: - Knowledge of negotiation strategies and techniques - Ability to comprehend complex situations and evaluate alternative solutions to problems - Ability to perform analytical work carefully and accurately; to analyze contractual data, to formulate recommendations, and to prepare comprehensive reports Excellent skills in verbal and written communications Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with outside vendors, District personnel, and the general public Knowledge of computer applications and solid computer skills related to basic office operations, i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint Ability to handle busy and time sensitive situations, including multi-tasking Ability to make sound, reasonable decisions, to document the supporting justifications, and to take responsibility for results

Application Process

Please apply at District's website:

Contact Info

Name: Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter
Phone: 912-395-5559
Closing Date: October 27, 2021