Purchasing Agent

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Job Opening: Purchasing Agent
Department: Central Purchasing/Administrative Services Department
Posting Date: March 11, 2021
Weekly Hours: 35.0
Shift: 8:30 am to 4:30pm, extended hours as needed


The Central Purchasing Department is the County’s Procurement Office for the acquisition of supplies and services relative to all County Departments and business. All purchases are made with the best interests of County Government and Delaware County Taxpayers in mind. The department is staffed with knowledgeable personnel whose primary purpose is to provide services in an efficient, effective and economical fashion. All procurement activities are examined using the Code of the County of Delaware as a rule of compliance as well as applicable state and federal guidelines.

Essential Duties

Under the direction of the Director of Purchasing, the Purchasing Agent will:

Work with all departments to develop, negotiate, evaluate and administer bids, quotes and contracts with vendors and suppliers

Purchase goods and services according to the County’s established policies and procedures

Coordinate with managers to maintain inventory levels

Work with vendors to negotiate volume and other available discounts

Ensure that purchasing documents are complete and accurate and include appropriate and reasonable terms and conditions

Maintain vendor records

Performs all other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned


A Bachelor's Degree in a related field highly preferred

At least 2 years of purchasing experience

Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to maintain confidential and meticulous records

Excellent negotiation skills

SAP experience a plus

Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within six months of starting employment.


Please email resume and/or application to County of Delaware Personnel Department at DelcoJobs@co.delaware.pa.us.

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