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Francis Howell School District is Hiring Purchasing Manager

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Purchasing Manager


The Francis Howell School District is a great place to live, work and go to school. FHSD is committed to the recruitment and retention of top-notch employees with the determination and drive to create a positive and effective 21st century learning environment for our students. 

The District offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. There are medical and dental options, vision coverage, employee assistance program, district-paid employee basic life insurance equal to $75,000, voluntary employee life insurance, voluntary dependent life insurance and voluntary accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Purpose Statement
The job of Purchasing Manager is done for the purpose of providing support for business activities with specific responsibility for the developing and updating procurement methods and initiating bidding process; procuring assigned product lines; recommending bid awards; resolving complaints and improving customer service; reviewing and managing contracts with vendors, and providing documentation for audit, decision making and meeting required regulations.

This job reports to the Director of Finance 

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying federal, state and District policies and regulations; operating standard office equipment; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and utilizing pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting/bookkeeping/purchasing principles; products and materials used in a school nutrition program; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; and quantity buying techniques.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; adhering to state purchasing guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; and working with detailed information/data; ability to multi-task; personable.

Experience: Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility and knowledge of School District purchasing policies preferred Previous experience with bids, request for proposals, and/or request for qualifications preferred.

Education (Preferred): Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Finance, Accounting or Business preferred. 

Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Salary: 75,149 (increased rate based upon relevant experience)