Buyer I

Job description

Buyer I
Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA001872

Department: 3900340601-Procurement & Contract Service

Position Type:

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
Procurement & Contract Services. The Buyer I provides management of multiple card (Purchasing, Travel, and Fuel) programs, including administration, training, auditing and communication with banks, the Department of Administrative Services, auditors, vendors and customer departments.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews requisitions for completion, accuracy and appropriate procurement action.
  • Conducts monthly audits of card programs.
  • Updates/maintains card databases with correct information.
  • Resolves issues regarding invoices, damaged or non-conforming shipments, cancellations, shortages and returns.
  • Communicates with departments and/or vendors regarding product information, market trends, procurement policies and procedures, and training.
  • Contributes to the professional development efforts (individual, team and department) of the department.
  • Supports higher level purchasing functions performed by other purchasing personnel.

    Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

    Minimum Education Required:
    Bachelor’s Degree; ability to obtain GA DOAS buyer certification (GCPA) within first year of employment (or pending course availability)

    Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

    Minimum Experience Required:

    Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

    Preferred Education:
    Knowledge of University and DOAS policies and purchasing practices and procedures; knowledge of various products and services; high level of math

    Preferred Experience::

    Salary Range: $35,525

    Job Open Date: 04/11/2018

    Job Closing Date: 5/2/2018

    Special Instructions Summary:

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    Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791.





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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/12/2018
    Application Due: 4/17/2018
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