Procurement and Contract Specialist I

Phoenix, AZ

Job description
Job Description

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is an educational service company that provides an array of support services in the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still supports and works closely with GCU. GCE designs and develops educational programs for GCU and other traditional campus institutions, as well as online partner institutions at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Grand Canyon Education's Procurement department is currently seeking a Procurement and Contract Specialist I. The Procurement and Contract Specialist I purchases materials or other goods and/or coordinates activities involved with procuring products and services. The Procurement and Contract Specialist II solicits and analyzes bids, negotiates, and establishes contracts for the purchase of product and services GCE and its partner organizations.


  • Creates and reviews purchase orders.

  • Researches, interviews, and communicates with suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.

  • Assists Buyers in the research and preparation of specifications and requests.

  • Researches products and services which meet departmental specifications and meet end users needs.

  • Informs departmental personnel and suppliers regarding requisitioned products or services.

  • Provides administrative support to department team as needed.

  • Performs additional duties as required.


  • Bachelors Degree preferred or 1 yrs. procurement or contract experience

  • Minimum of one year of experience in customer service environment where duties involved reconciliation of invoices, orders and high interaction with public.

  • Contract experience preferred

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the Universitys Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

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At Grand Canyon Education, it is our privilege to serve students and those who support academic advancement. We lead educational transformation by developing superior ways to help schools grow and prosper. We provide transparent programs, intuitive online learning technologies and well-established academic models that promote student success and institutional growth.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff candidates will be asked to review GCEs staff expectations as part of the application process.

Our partner in education, Grand Canyon University, is Arizonas premier private Christian university. GCU serves traditional and online students by offering quality academic degree programs, experienced leadership and transformative learning experiences both on our growing campus and digitally.

Posted 11 Days Ago

Full time