Purchasing Agent in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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    Denver, CO
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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for overall acquisitions of materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the organization. This position is vital in providing staff of the Mental Health Center of Denver the necessary tools to support the people that we serve.   


  • Process purchase requisitions and issue purchase orders for supplies, materials, equipment and services for the organization based on set standards and procedures.
  • Utilize Coupa (our spend management software) to track, update, verify, and monitor procurement requests and purchase orders.
  • Identify opportunities for cost avoidance, supply and vendor consolidation programs, and makes recommendations to purchasing supervisor
  • Research commodities, price trends, sources, and suppliers to ensure maximum competitive pricing and quality
  • Develop and maintain communications with stakeholders and vendors to efficiently execute projects
  • Coordinates with managers, departments, and teams to trouble-shoot and resolve purchasing discrepancies and follow up and follow through with these requests
  • Interact and maintain vendors relations
  • Maintains purchasing information, files and records (e.g. Requests for Proposal, purchase orders, vender files, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and guidelines
  • Provide support to other purchasing positions
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Have a strong understanding of procurement principles and practices
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and pay attention to details
  • Proficient in computer software applications
  • Must be able to listen and take direction well
  • Strong creativity and problem solving skills
  • Must maintain a high level of professionalism
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently and handle multi-tasks in a rapid paced environment.
  • Must be flexible  
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding accessible budgetary, credit card/ expense account information, and personnel data

Job Requirements

EXPERIENCE:   2 years of Procurement experience required, preferably in the following fields; furniture, medical supplies, office supplies, vendor relations, equipment, electronics, and customer service. Coupa Spend Management Software experience preferred but not required.

EDUCATION:   Minimum of high school diploma or educational equivalent, some college or business school preferred.


PHYSICAL REQIUREMENTS:   Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, telephone and a variety of other office equipment.


Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment.


Monday through Friday, but may require some overtime and weekend work hours.



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