Description The Facilities and Construction Purchasing Agent has the responsibility to provide purchasing and specification support to Campus Planning, Plant Operations, and other university departments for new construction and major renovation projects, and general maintenance repair and operational (MRO) purchasing support. Also supports purchases of utilities including natural gas, electricity, water and other basic services, and programs to expand the use of renewable energies, and sustainable products. The Purchasing Agent is the prime interface between university customers and suppliers for purchase transaction support including processing and dispatching purchase orders, resolving billing disputes and insuring customer satisfaction. The Purchasing Agent supports the Facilities Sourcing Officer in supplier negotiations, supplier performance and contract deployment. About Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university's students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, ...Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.