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. This position purchases materials or other goods and/or coordinates activities involved with procuring products and services. They'll also solicit and analyze bids, negotiate, and establishes contracts for the purchase of product and services GCE and its partner organizations. 

Please Note: This is a remote position and can be worked from anywhere in the Phoenix Metro area.


  • Reviews requisitions for accuracy; confers with end users to determine specific requirements and budget allocations, market conditions and availability.

  • Keeps abreast of market trends, changes in business practices in the assigned markets, new or altered types of materials entering the market, etc.

  • Investigates sensitive or unusual issues or complaints regarding suppliers; provides guidance and assistance to suppliers and end users; reviews, analyzes, and interprets legal terms and conditions pertinent to procurement

  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates and executes contracts within budgetary limitations, legal terms, and scope of authority.

  • Interviews and confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

  • Maintains an effective liaison with suppliers, management personnel, and co-workers.

  • Analyzes past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield.

  • Prepares complex requests for bid, contacts suppliers for bid quotations; analyzes bids received; prepares and monitors agreements, outlines performance standards, tolerances, warranties, and maintenance requirements.

  • Studies quality of products and services, analyzes bid responses, determines supplier of choice, negotiates terms of agreements, place orders, follows-up on deliveries, investigates complaints and secures adjustments.

  • Researches industries and suppliers by reading periodicals and literature and/or attending meetings/events.

  • Performs additional duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required from a regionally accredited institution

  • Minimum of 3 years’ procurement experience, preferably in higher education.

  • Contract experience preferred

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s 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 GCE’s staff expectations as part of the application process.

Our partner in education, Grand Canyon University, is Arizona’s 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 30+ Days Ago

Full time


Application Instructions

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