DescriptionBuyer 1 Job Summary: Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from suppliers. Evaluates supplier quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Issues bids and awards contracts within dollar limitations assigned by purchasing authority in support of institution or agency-wide purchasing activities or on behalf of client agencies for designated buying areas; Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within an office setting. Demonstrated experience and ability to coordinate multiple projects and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Relies on instructions and per-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Buyer 2 Job Summary: Plans, coordinates & performs procurement of services, supplies, materials, parts & equip for the University and/or other system campuses in accordance with state laws & requirements through journeyman level duties. Evaluates supplier quotes & resolves supplier issues. Familiar with standard concepts, practices & procedures within procurement field. Relies on limited supervision to plan/accomplish goals. Conducts purchasing projects for specialized commodity areas. Develops specs, analyzes bids for purchase contracts & procurement of products, & makes award based on specific criteria. Differs from Buyer I by the presence of bidding responsibility that involves greater scope and complexity ( such as RFPs & complex ITBs ).
Buyer 1 Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in Purchasing, Business or related. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Supply Chain management with 1 or more years of experience with specific experience in Purchasing in college/ university or state government setting; working knowledge of state statutes and State Purchasing rules & regulations. Buyer 2 Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in Purchasing, Business, or related. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree with 1 or more years of experience with specific experience in Purchasing in college/ university or state government setting; working knowledge of state statutes and State Purchasing rules & regulations.
Name: Sally McKechnie
Closing Date: April 30, 2021