DescriptionThe Procurement Specialist III works under the direction of the Director of Procurement to perform complex procurement functions to competitively acquire products, services, and equipment in support of university wide initiatives. This includes the review of purchase requisitions, preparations of sourcing events, analysis of proposals, negotiation of price, terms, and conditions in partnership with the in partnership with the internal stakeholders. Negotiates contracts including but not limited to, group purchasing organizations, State of Florida, privately negotiated pricing, etc. to purchase at the lowest possible price and overall value to the University. Reviews catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals, and Internet sites and consults with other department personnel to locate necessary products, services, and equipment. Researches and evaluates suppliers, based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history. Monitors changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends, or futures markets. Studies usage records and inventory levels of current stock to develop strategic purchasing programs that facilitate employee access to supplies. Analyzes market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
Solid knowledge of products and services utilized by building, grounds maintenance, construction projects, furniture, fixture, and equipment (FF&E), maintenance, repairs, operations (MRO), athletic equipment, supplies, and sports apparel. Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Associate degree or equivalent combination of experience and/or education. Minimum seven (7) years' experience in a procurement position with emphasis in construction, building maintenance, athletic equipment, sports apparel, project management, sourcing, and negotiation.
To view a full position description and qualifications, and to apply online, please go to https://nsucareers.nova.edu and reference position number 991959. Nova Southeastern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Name: Lenora Sevillian
Closing Date: December 10, 2021