Top Purchasing Executive jobs in the United States

Top Purchasing Executive leads procurement and purchasing operations and develops strategic plans to provide the materials and services to meet organizational requirements for quality, volume, availability, and pricing. Evaluates and develops strategic supplier relationships, negotiates contracts, and implements systems for monitoring performance, assessing risk, and responding to changes in demand or disruptions in the supply chain. Being a Top Purchasing Executive fosters collaboration with other functions to define current and future inventory requirements and manage inventory levels. Designs processes and systems and utilizes technical tools to analyze data and increase responsiveness to material demands. Additionally, Top Purchasing Executive incorporates auditing processes to ensure procurement and recordkeeping comply with any applicable industry or governmental regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Purchasing Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Top Purchasing Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024

Purchasing Agent
  • Savannah, GA FULL_TIME
  • PRIMARY FUNCTION: 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.


    REPORTS TO: Director, Purchasing


    WORK DAYS: 250



    1. 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
    • Equivalent combination of education, training, and significant directly-related experience as determined by the District


    •  Masters degree in Business Administration or Public Administration from an accredited college or university
    1. 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 


    • Directly-related experience in a purchasing office which would provide knowledge of principles and practices of purchasing and the laws and regulations governing public procurement.
    • Knowledge and experience in the implementation and interpretation of Board of Education, State and Federal regulations, contract law and fiscal procedures as they relate to public procurement is also preferred.



    1. Assist in the development of complex, non-restrictive specifications from information received from District staff to solicit formal bids, proposals and request for quotations.
    2. Develops sources of supply and obtains information from vendors concerning specifications, price, delivery dates, warranty periods, etc.
    3. Resolves problems related to purchases and purchasing procedures, determine source of trouble and takes corrective action.
    4.  Coordinates purchasing objectives with all related Board functions.
    5.  Demonstrate a clear understanding and rationale for why processes must follow certain steps.
    6.  Initiate, issue, monitor and evaluate bids, proposals, and request for quotations.
    7.  Negotiates the best combination of price, quantity discounts, product quality, and terms and conditions. Communicates with school sites and departments to ensure their requirements are met.
    8.  Enters into contracts with vendors under the guidelines set forth in Board Policy.
    9.  Manage the administration of bids and contracts.
    10.  Monitors vendor performance and prepares reports and other records pertaining to items purchased, cost, delivery, and product performance.
    11.  Performs material tracking and expediting functions as needed to ensure timely delivery and payment of invoices for vendors.
    12.  Keep the Director of Purchasing informed of critical issues within the Department and assigned area of responsibility of incidents about which he/she and the Chief Financial Officer should be aware.
    13.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with schools, departments, management and the public.
    14.  Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others and offering to help other when needed.
    15.  Adheres to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity and maturity.
    16.  Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources for the purpose of providing information, direction and/or appropriate referrals.
    17.  Follow all district policies and procedures.
    18.  Conduct pre-proposal and pre-bid conferences.
    19.  Develop contract administration plans and memorandum of agreements.
    20.  Approve purchase orders in compliance with district policies and procedures.
    21.  Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.



    Incumbents will be considered “at will.” Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade as determined by Human Resources and allowable experience. The work calendar will be 250 days.

                                              Exempt (A-5). Revised 07/18



    A responsibility is considered to be “non-essential” (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:

    • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
    • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.

    Note the responsibility number from the list in the “Duties and Responsibilities” section for those responsibilities that could be considered “non-essential” based on this definition.




    Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. Check the box that is applicable for this position and complete any necessary information.


    [ X ] OFFICE Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.


    [ ] CLASSROOM Employees in this category spend at least most of the workday in a typical classroom or related educational environment. There will be prolonged periods of standing or walking, and there may be frequent bending, stooping, or stretching. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies. Reading, listening, writing, and speaking are requirements. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands, but there may be occasions that require the lifting or restraint of a student.



    (Check any that apply to this job and complete the required information.)

    [ ] Heavy lifting of up to ______ pounds

    [ ] Frequent climbing up to _______ feet, and/or working on building roofs.

    [ ] Exposure to heavy dust, dirt, chemical or paint fumes, or other airborne matter.

    [ ] Exposure to extreme heat, electric current, hazardous chemicals or other potential hazards.

    [ ] Sitting or standing for extended periods with no control over rest periods. [ ] Other:



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Purchasing Contract Administrator
  • Savannah, GA FULL_TIME
  • PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is responsible for performing general contract administration in support of the contracting and procurement needs for the District. The Contract Administrator will prov...
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2024-25 Buyer II - Purchasing
  • Purchasing
  • Phoenix, AZ OTHER
  • Buyer II Location: Purchasing 12 months, 8 hours/day Grade 21, $19.08/hr Non-Interim Position Start Date: 7/01/2024 Purpose Statement The job of Purchasing Buyer II is done for the purpose/s of provid...
  • 20 Days Ago

2024-25 Purchasing Supervisor - DAC
  • Purchasing
  • Phoenix, AZ OTHER
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  • 20 Days Ago

Purchasing Assistant
  • Top Stack
  • Hamilton, PA FULL_TIME
  • We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join one of our clients and assist the VP of Purchasing with daily administrative tasks.Key Responsibilities:Analyze wholesale price lists ...
  • 13 Days Ago

Japanese Bilingual Purchasing Agent
  • Top Group
  • Flower Mound, TX FULL_TIME
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  • 7 Days Ago

Purchasing Agent
  • Insight Global
  • Bethesda, MD
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  • 7/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

Intermediate Buyer/Buyer II
  • Monoflo International, Inc.
  • Winchester, VA
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Purchasing Assistant - Pharmacy
  • Luminis Health
  • Lanham, MD
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  • 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

Senior Buyer
  • Xator Corporation
  • Reston, VA
  • **Xator Corporation** **Senior Buyer** **Corporate - Reston, VA - Full Time** **Job Summary** The Senior Buyer will be r...
  • 7/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

Purchasing Agent
  • Dream Finders Homes
  • Chantilly, VA
  • SUMMARY OF POSITION: The primary role of a Purchasing Agent is to support the purchasing and construction departments to...
  • 7/16/2024 12:00:00 AM

  • Mindseeker Professional Services
  • Lanham, MD
  • The ideal candidate is a highly organized, detail-oriented team player who will oversee the entire order process. You wi...
  • 7/16/2024 12:00:00 AM

  • Shuvel Digital
  • Lanham, MD
  • This position provides mid-level procurement activity support and requires procurement experience in a wide-range of ite...
  • 7/15/2024 12:00:00 AM

Senior Buyer
  • Hiring Now!
  • Vienna, VA
  • Job Description ENSCO, Inc., a diverse engineering, science, and advanced technology company seeks a highly motivated Se...
  • 7/15/2024 12:00:00 AM

Income Estimation for Top Purchasing Executive jobs
$238,940 to $347,260