This position is responsible for procuring moderately complex commodities, equipment, materials and/or services requiring technical expertise, or a thorough product knowledge, having broad institutional usage; records and reviews requisitions for accuracy and completeness, locates specific product information, solicits quotations from vendors, analyzes complex information and independently renders purchasing decisions and procures the material/service through the various purchasing methods offered (BPO Contracts, Open Order releases, P-card, Spartan Marketplace) in accordance with University policies and procedures; apprises customers / clients / constituents of appropriate actions in order to facilitate the functioning of the department or section. This position is responsible for assisting the trades in researching and locating all material that is not stocked by the stock room. This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge normally acquired from specialized training such as that acquired in two to three years of college, technical, vocational, trade or business school with coursework in a field related to general business, or supply chain management with relevant coursework in purchasing, materials management, or inventory control; one to three years related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in retailing, commodities purchasing, general business, and accounting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with FAMIS and Discover computer applications; experience in the use of spreadsheet, word processing, and database software; must be able to develop basic mathematical calculating formulas in Excel; a creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.
Required Application Materials
Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm with occasional Saturdays
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