IT Purchasing Agent

IT Purchasing Agent
American Institutes for Research
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. We have been helping to make a difference in the areas of education, student assessment, individual and organization performance, health research and communications, human development, workplace equity and statistical research methods. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. We are currently seeking a IT purchasing agent to join our IT department.
• Coordinate with IT Help Desk Manager and other IT staff to purchase necessary hardware, software, and other IT equipment. Includes gathering appropriate approvals and charge codes from the requestor as needed.
• Maintain IT’s purchasing history database in FileMaker with accuracy and in real time. Produce reports on request.
• Develop vendor relationships to establish best pricing/services for AIR.
• Track orders for timely delivery, receive equipment, and process payments. Coordinate timely payments with Corporate Financial Office (CFO).
• Analyze and manage software contracts tracking renewals and consolidations. Work closely with vendors for the best pricing and service.
• Establish and maintain software purchasing records in the Numara Asset Management tool to ensure licensing compliance. Run reports as needed.
• Support Integration of IT purchasing requirements and methodology into the centralized purchasing process AIR plans to implement in 2008.
• Process IT staff expense reports for reimbursement in a timely manner, ensuring accounts are current to the month.
• Minimum 4 year business or technology degree required plus minimum 4 years purchasing experience.
• Working knowledge of software licensing laws and GAAP accounting principles; knowledge of DCAA audit requirements and CSM (Certified Software Manager) a plus.
• 1 – 2 years experience working with centralized purchasing system software and process. Purchasing system implementation participation is a plus.
• Ability to create and follow instructions, processes, and procedures.
• Ability to manage multiple open issues and projects in a timely and detailed fashion.
• Accurate and thorough documentation skills are essential.
• Minimum physical ability required (i.e. lift a PC or monitor).
AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to and reference job number 5375. EOE.



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