Purchasing Jobs

Jobs For SPSM®-Certified Purchasing Professionals

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Date Posted:
July 16, 2014
Job Title:
Purchasing Manager
Name Withheld
Salary Withheld
This position reports directly to the CFO and is responsible for a multi-million dollar budget. Functioning as an advisor and gatekeeper, this person will oversee all expenditures and establish and implement a purchasing and approval structure. Additionally, this person should be able to successfully work well with all levels of employees across the organization. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of experience with a background in budget management, financial analysis and purchasing.

Qualities of a Successful Purchasing Manager:

* Strong verbal, written and analytical skills

* Detail oriented

* Highly self-motivated and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

* Proficient in Microsoft Suite

This is a full-time position and a Bachelor's Degree is preferred. SPSM Certification also preferred.

Job Location:
Dearborn, MI, USA
To Apply:
Date Posted:
July 14, 2014
Job Title:
Buyer III (11703)
American University
Commensurate with experience
Purchases goods and services including computer systems, servers, and software. Revises simple to moderately complex contracts as well as more complex contracts. Purchases goods and services as required and within SLA timeframes Responsible for managing and administering copier program within the University. This individual is required to keep open communication with all IT and other departments throughout the campus and be integral in decision making with those individuals. Responsible for purchasing laptop and desktop configurations within as well as outside standards. Educational Requirements: Bachelor's Degree required, or equivalent in education, training or experience. Master's Degree in IT preferred. Minimum Requirements:

* 5 years work-related experience in a high energy IT purchasing environment including experience with an educational financial system, copier administration and ability to manage people's expectations regarding administration of work, Purchase Orders, Contracts, and other related duties

* RFP or proposal writing experience is required

* Negotiating experience required.

Desired Skills * Internal Stakeholder Collaboration

* Ability to adapt to change

* Business Process Design and Continuous Improvement

* Oral and Written Communication

* Sourcing Strategy Formulation and Implementation

* Data Analysis

* Industry and Marketplace Understanding

* Strategic Planning

* Supplier Relationship Management & Development

* Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Understanding

* Product and Category knowledge

Additional Information: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required. Ongoing professional training and/or certifications annually are encouraged. Attend annual conferences as PCD budget allows. Two-way communication with upper administration and end users is essential. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University campus is tobacco and smoke free.

Job Location:
Washington, DC
To Apply:
Date Posted:
April 2, 2014
Job Title:
Procurement Supervisor
University of California, Riverside
$48,678 - $74,144
POSITION INFORMATION Under broadly defined direction, the Buyer IV (Scientific Commodity Buyer) performs complex purchasing duties according to prescribed policies, procedures and/or defined instructions in a cost effective, ethical, efficient, timely, professional manner within a customer-service oriented environment. Formal bidding and conduct of complex purchasing negotiations are anticipated.

Position is responsible for purchases of common goods and services, custom products/services, as well as complex, difficult and highly technical transactions, valued at $75,000 or less in response to campus needs. Position will also transact orders valued well over $75,000 in coordination with or under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager.

Purchases include a broad spectrum of materials, supplies, equipment and services across many commodity areas. Primary commodity emphasis for this particular position at this time (subject to change) is: Scientific and Medical related commodities. May also include: Electronic/Bench test equipment, Gases (cylinder and liquid), Laboratory equipment, Laboratory analysis services, Laboratory apparatus & small equipment, Laboratory chemicals, Laboratory supplies, Safety equipment/supplies for Laboratories, Lasers, Microscopes, Optical equipment (excluding photographic), X-Ray, across all disciplines of science and engineering.

Minimum Requirements: Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related field.

5 years Professional Purchasing/Supply Chain Management experience. (At the discretion of the University, 5 years Sales, 5 years Technical, 5 years Management experience or a combination thereof in a Scientific related field may be substituted for Purchasing/Supply Chain Management experience)

Demonstrated proficient computer use especially in MS Office applications.

RFQ/RFB/RFP development and evaluation skills and experience.

Demonstrated ability in evaluating complex concepts, trends, problems and relationships and determining best method/course of action.

Knowledgeable and effective in professional methods (forecasting, make or buy, market analysis, price and/or cost analysis, total life cost, sourcing).

Extensive experience and interpersonal skills relevant to a business environment.

Extensive effective negotiation skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with effective public presentation experience (in English).

Ability to supervise employees.

Ability to work well under pressure, organize and prioritize work with frequent interruptions.

Ability to maintain accurate records.

Ability to work fully independently without supervision.

Ability to present public presentations and/or preparations for same.

Preferred Qualifications: Education and/or experience equivalent to a Master's degree.

Extensive Professional Purchasing/Supply Chain Management experience in a Public Purchasing environment.

Attainment or pursuit of SPSM® Certification, CPSM/C.P.M., CPPB/CPPO or similar certification approved by the University.

PeopleSoft experience.

3 years Supervisory Experience.

Knowledge of UCR purchasing systems.

Knowledge of UC policy & procedure.

Knowledge of Public Contract Codes and regulations.

Knowledge in the primary commodity area (as noted in the "position purpose" above).

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

Job Location:
Riverside, CA
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