Anoka Hennepin ISD 11

Purchasing Supervisor

Anoka, MN
Mar 08, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
Anoka Hennepin School District
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


  • Position Type:
      Administrative - Purchasing/Purchasing Supervisor

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      ESC - Purchasing

  • Closing Date:

    Purchasing Supervisor
    Full Time  12 months

    Coordinate the purchasing of materials, supplies and capital equipment; supervise purchasing office professionals; and monitor vendor performance.

    Meet and confer with district personnel regarding new contracts, product information, problems, and needs in the areas of purchasing and accounting.  Attend product shows, seminars and professional purchasing association meetings to keep abreast of current industry trends, product knowledge and techniques.  Meet with vendors regarding production information, alternate sources of supply.  Resolve related problems, maintains open communication and good relations between vendors and the district.  Coordinate download of vendor catalogs onto automated purchasing system.  Coordinate purchase of equipment, furniture, and supplies for new and existing buildings
    Vendor Contracts
    Secure specifications and contractual language for bids/quotes.  Maintains confidentiality in dealing with bids, quotes, vendors and their representatives.  Establish and monitor vendor performance.  Maintain records related to vendor analysis, products and purchase order transactions.
    Finance System Resource Person
    Conduct training and provide assistance to Purchasing System end users as needed.  Identify system problems and offer possible solutions as part of the administrative team.
    Review, evaluate, recommend and implement updates, improvements and other
    changes to the automated inventory system under the direction of the Purchasing Manager and Distribution Center Supervisor.
    Supervise up to five (5) support staff in the Purchasing Department.  Other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    AA degree in business or closely related field plus at least 3 + years experience in purchasing.  If no degree, must have at least 7 years of purchasing experience.   
    Thorough knowledge of automated inventory, purchasing, accounting system.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Skilled in problem solving at multiple levels in an organization.  Ability to work with team members, management, and vendors.  Ability to maintain regular attendance, which includes completing an assigned day.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree and previous supervisory experience preferred.

    Rate of Pay:  TBD

    Start Date:  ASAP after closing.

    All Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application at

    Similar jobs

    Similar jobs