Director of Purchasing

Job | Posted 24 days ago


Director of Purchasing 

Job Title: Director of Purchasing

Credentials: None required for this position

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred

Training or experience required:  Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience. Experience working in a public entity or a school system is preferred. Knowledge of the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System (OCAS) code and a working knowledge of the invitation to bid, request for proposal, request for information, and request for quote process including the Competitive Bid Act of 1974 is preferred.

Site:   Administrative Services Center

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Contract: 260 days

Salary Schedule: Support Off-Scale - commensurate with experience 

FLSA Classification:  Exempt


Essential Job Functions:

  Administer and oversee the district purchasing process and system
  • Maintain and oversee compliance with Board of Education purchasing policy and state statutes

  • Review and convert all approved requisitions to purchase orders

  • Approve requisitions for other administrators when requested

  • Verify accuracy of account numbers and create account numbers when needed

  • Purchase in accordance with board policy various supplies, services and equipment necessary for the school district

  • Oversee the district Pcard (procurement card) program, including tasks such as ordering cards, setting individual card spend limits, distributing cards, and providing after hours assistance when needed.  Ensures the Pcard statements are reconciled each month

  • Respond to district personnel inquiries regarding purchasing policies and procedures, availability and price of products and services

  • Assist staff with the quote process 

  • Prepare bid documents including specifications and proposals

  • Maintain records and documents pertaining to bidding and purchase transactions for

  • Meet with vendors interested in doing business with district

  • Add approved vendors to district software, and update/maintain all vendor records

  • Work with vendors concerning problems in shipment, arrival time, quality/quantity of merchandise received, etc.

  • Prepare and issue 1099’s at the end of the calendar year

  • Oversee departmental budget

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Communication Skills (oral, written, or business): Must have a knowledge of grammatical structure, vocabulary for preparing correspondence from rough draft or proofing of completed material. Communicate in a clear, grammatically correct manner. In addition to above, compose correspondence, train and direct others and provide complex instructions. Conduct interviews as needed. Must use creativity; make public presentations and provide complex letters and reports.


Mathematical Skills: Perform routine computations requiring a knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. 


Reading and Interpreting: Read and interpret complex written and printed materials such as bid proposals, regulations, contracts, balance sheets/ledgers, etc.


Technology: Operate software with sophisticated retrieval, storage, and merging capabilities. Must be familiar with electronic fund accounting systems.


The successful employee is expected to model the district’s core values of integrity, inclusiveness, collaboration, and optimism.

Posted By

Norman Public Schools

131 S Flood Ave, Norman, OK 73069
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $8,775

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.32

% IEP Students


State Average: 16%



State Average: 142