ASSOC PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
Job Summary The Associate Procurement Specialist's job responsibilities include: Reviews incoming purchase requests to insure specifications and/or descriptions are adequate and properly describe the product or service being purchased. Determines if required information and documents are adequate and meet policy and procedure requirements. Routinely handles procurement's involving statewide and agency contracts and provides Supervisor with information relating to renewal of statewide and agency contracts. Issues invitations to bid, reviews, interprets and compares bids, issues purchase orders or makes recommendations for award and contracts on behalf of the University. Independently coordinates with the using department to obtain the required administrative information and/or documents necessary for processing the purchase request. Inquires, follows up, problem solves and corresponds to the extent necessary with vendors, State Purchasing and University departments. Functions as an intermediary between vendors and the University, resolving discrepancies and maintaining working relationships. Ensures understanding of State Purchasing regulations through completion of State Purchasing classes. This will also facilitate negotiating routine University supply and maintenance contracts and lease agreements along with the completion of the above duties. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma/GED and 1-2 years of related purchasing experience. Additional purchasing certifications may be required.