Senior Buyer

Full Time Position

Job Summary:

Performs highly responsible work in the selection and purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and services for the College.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. The Senior Buyer maintains relationships with faculty and administration in order to effect more economical buying, to simulate planning of purchases and to promote prompt and satisfactory service.
2. Conducts special surveys and research of sources of supply, buying needs of the College, method of obtaining favorable discounts or other similar projects.
3. Acts as a specialist in the purchase of equipment, supplies and services requiring extensive technical knowledge of sources of supply, interpretation of specifications and possible substitutions.
4. Responsible for large coordinated buying programs such as the purchase of supplies and equipment for the College.
5. Assists in training new buyers.
6. Prepares documents for requests for quotations and for public solicitations, conducts the process and analyzes results.
7. Prepares other procurement related documents as required.
8. Enters data and generates purchase orders in the Ellucian Colleague system.
9. Prepares and maintains accurate records for the Purchasing Department files.
10. Performs additional tasks or duties.



(1) Education: Associates Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred. New Jersey public purchasing certification preferred (2) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (a) Understands, interprets and utilizes standard purchasing practices while adhering to New Jersey County Contracts Law and other applicable State and Federal laws related to public purchasing; ability to work in a fast-paced environment performing multiple tasks and projects while attending to the immediate needs of members of the campus community and required deadlines; detail oriented self-starter, ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as a team in a collaborative manner, exercises good judgment, and is able to understand and follow established protocols; (c) demonstrates understanding of the community college mission and practices an open door policy; (d) must have demonstrated ability to employ a balanced and positive approach to all work activities and work collaboratively across various constituencies of the College and with vendors and external constituencies; (f) exhibits strong skills in communication, customer and student focus, building relationships, organizing, and planning; (g) technologically proficient in common office desktop software and familiar with cloud based computing and collaborative platforms and software. (3) Experience: (a) Minimum of 4 years of Buyer experience preferably in public higher education or the public sector. Must have an ability to work a varied schedule, including the ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary


Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  All interested candidates should send their resume via email (including the job code BCC-SB in the subject line) and three professional letters of reference with current contact information to [email protected]


Bergen Community College
Bergen Community College Foundation Office
400 Paramus Road, Room A325
Paramus, New Jersey 07652


EOE/NJ First Act Employer/
Smoke-Free and Drug-Free Workplace

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