Senior Purchasing Agent

4 days left

Orlando, Florida
Apr 29, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
Logistics, Operations

Purchase materials, supplies, equipment and services in a timely fashion and of a quality and price consistent with Authority needs and in accordance with good purchasing principles and ethical standards. Procurements frequently exceed sixty five thousand dollars ($65,000), can be complex and often require lengthy authorization processing. Position activities include, but are not limited to, market research, specification development, locating vendors, solicitation processing, negotiation, price analysis, value analysis, award determination or recommendation, authorization document development, award and purchase order processing


  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience in procurement, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience .Experience must include two (2) years of soliciting quotations and the use of formal advertising for major goods and services. Experience processing solicitations in an e-procurement system required. Procurement experience in the public sector is required.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or an equivalent certification at time of hire or within two years of hire/promotion.
  • Working knowledge of the solicitation and award process for major purchases of commodities, equipment, and services using requests for written quotations.
  • Remain current in knowledge of purchasing principles; Authority policy, procedures, methods and accepted operational processes; demonstrate proficiency in their practical application.
  • Working knowledge of specification, statement of work, purchase description development.
    Skilled in vendor base development, product and service research, pre-award surveys, contract negotiations, and post award contract administration.
  • Familiarity with State of Florida Contracts, and statutes pertaining to public procurement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and able to effectively interact with internal and external customers.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office program skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required, working knowledge of Oracle and an eProcurement system preferred.
  • Demonstrated analysis and problem resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Basic negotiation skills.
  • Valid Florida driver's license


The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority offers a comprehensive benefits package.

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick and Personal Leave Days
  • Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Short Term Disability Plan, Long Term Disability Plan and Life Insurance
  • Education Reimbursement (Full-time Employees Only)
  • Hybrid Work Schedule (for applicable positions)
  • Shift Differential (for applicable positions) 2nd Shift - $0.85 per hour & 3rd Shift - $1.00 per hour

Similar jobs

Similar jobs