Job Summary The Procurement Specialist serves a critical role in achieving the University's tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. In addition the Procurement Specialist, as a part of Finance and Administration, works to provide exceptional service and stewardship of the University's financial, human and physical resources. To carry out these missions, the Procurement Specialist collaborates with campus customers, colleagues within the University and throughout the State of Georgia, and the vendor community to acquire the supplies, equipment, and services needed by the University for teaching, research, and service activities. This work requires excellent communication skills, enthusiastic engagement in partnering with stakeholders to achieve mutual success; active thinking, analysis, problem solving, and evaluation to develop and execute plans; initiative; independent judgment; and a high level of commitment to supporting the University community. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior and involves the preparation and review of specifications for both competitive and non-competitive procurements; the receipt and evaluation of bids, proposals, or quotations; review and negotiation of contractual terms and conditions; and ultimately contract creation, execution, and oversight. Performance of these duties requires detailed knowledge of State, Regents, and University purchasing policy and procedure. Minimum Qualifications Completion of a Bachelor's degree or a purchasing certification is preferred with a minimum of one year working in a general buying environment; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.