Senior Buyer

Denton, TX
Sep 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Senior Buyer

Official Title
Senior Buyer

Position Number

SYS Business Services (BSC) - 922000


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Work Schedule
M-F, 8-5 w/ some occasional overtime as needed, flex schedule as applicable

Department Overview
The University of North Texas System Business Support Services department was first established as part of the UNT System's shared services initiatives September 1, 2011 to provide valuable, shared business services in support of the member institutions, which include the University of North Texas in Denton, the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the University of North Texas at Dallas, and the System Administration in downtown Dallas.

UNTS Business Support Services, located in Denton, Texas, provides a diverse range of services to all of our institutions, such as a centralized call center for accounts payable, payroll, purchasing, time and labor, and travel; contract management, policy management; process improvement; procurement services and strategic sourcing; UNT System administrative budget services, financial security services, centralized administrative support services and the HUB (historically underutilized businesses) program. The core values that guide the staff are integrity, innovation, inclusiveness, individual growth, initiative, and having an inspiring and engaging environment. UNTS Business Support Services is currently seeking a highly competent and motivated Senior Buyer to join their Procurement team. This position is located at the UNTS Business Service Center in Denton.

Job Description
The UNT System Business Support Services Department is seeking to hire a Senior Buyer to join our team. The Senior Buyer performs highly complex (senior-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing bid specifications; preparing procurement documents; and maintaining records of items purchased, received, prepared, and issued. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Ensuring laws, policies and applicable State purchasing guidelines are followed.
* Processing purchase orders, procurement card orders, requests for quotes, requests for bids and other purchasing functions to ensure workflow continuity.
* Ensuring that all job processes are documented and updated, providing backup as needed within division and filling in where needed to provide continuity of workflow; cross-training on tasks in other areas of Procurement Services, and staying abreast of guidelines, standards and processes for the entire organization.
* Acting as liaison with vendors, departmental purchasing representatives and AP staff to ensure the procure- to-pay process is completed effectively and efficiently.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in accounting and/or auditing or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, abilities, and skills, including experience directly supervising others.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Thorough knowledge of or ability to quickly learn applicable laws, codes regulations, standards, methods and practices related to purchasing and payments.
* Ability to provide high-quality customer service and maintain those standards for the area.
* Ability to work accurately with numerical detail consistently and to perform accounting operations legibly.
* Ability to keep detailed records; to assemble and organize data of complex nature, and to prepare and submit reports in acceptable formats.
* Demonstrated ability in coordinating and supervising the work of others.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Higher education experience
* State of Texas procurement experience
* PeopleSoft experience

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and references with their online application.

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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