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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
To Apply:
Date Posted:
Job Title:
Oshkosh Defense
Salary Withheld
SUMMARY The Sr. Subcontract Administrator is an experienced project manager, responsible for subcontracting and purchasing requirements in support of legacy and developmental products within Global Purchasing & Supply Chain (GPSC) department. Using the tools and techniques from Project Management, Contract Administration, and Supply Chain Management, the Subcontract Manager ensures the successful and efficient planning and execution of subcontracts in accordance with an approved contractor purchasing system while maintaining compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and DoD Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS). An ideal candidate must have proven project management skills, attributes to make independent decisions, and lead/mentor others.

  1. Act as a GPSC liaison and ensures subcontract execution complies with customer requirements as expressed in the contract and governing laws/regulations (e.g. Program Managers , Legal, Engineering, and Contracts Managers)
  2. Manage supplier/subcontractors to meet all subcontract requirements including cost, schedule, technical, and quality requirements
  3. Validate all compliance requirements are reviewed and accurately reflected in the suppliers standards guide
  4. Seeks resolution to difficult issues and holds supplier partners accountable to supplier agreements
  5. Responsible for subcontract file documentation to satisfy internal audit, CPSR evaluations, supplier standards and internal policies/procedures
  6. Cost/price analysis and best value analysis to aid in proposal evaluations and negotiations
  7. Creates cohesive project programs and plans with identifiable critical path, task dependences, and major milestones, and manages the approved plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters
  8. Accepts and delegates authority, establishes priorities for work delegated to others
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 4+ years of project management experience or supplier management experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the FAR/DFARS and Government contracting principles
  • Knowledge of CPSR
  • Ability to analyze data and focus on attention to details
  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or DoD industry a plus
  • CAPM or CPSM certifications
  • SPSM® Certification preferred
Job Location:
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
To Apply:

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