Buyer (Limited w/Possibility of Career)
Salary: $67,300 - $116,200
Title: Buyer (Limited w/Possibility of Career)
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Procurement Services
Date Posted: 11/28/2017
Position Information: The Procurement Analyst 4 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. Responsible for conducting formal bids and complex purchasing negotiations; purchases of common goods and services and custom products/services to complex, difficult and highly technical transactions valued at $75,000 or less in response to campus needs. Incumbent will also transact orders valued well over $75,000 in coordination with or under the general direction of the Procurement 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 for computing and business related commodities. May also include: cable service, communications equipment, data acquisition systems, industrial and rack-mount computers, internet services, mainframe computers, workstations, related peripherals and software, networking equipment, PCs and related peripherals, software licensing, software for PCs, telecommunications and scientific equipment, and temporary help.
Minimum Requirements: Ability to communicate complex information to others verbally and in writing.
Strong negotiating skills.
Ability to read, interpret, develop, and negotiate terms and conditions of contracts.
Full knowledge of the purchasing function.
Advanced level of proficiency in the use of standard spreadsheet and word processing software.
Ability to perform cost analysis and planning for major commodities.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced skills in the use of ERP/financial systems (such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, etc.).
Knowledge of UC procurement policies, the organization's departments and operations and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview