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POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Number
154475

Job Title
Buyer

Official Title
Buyer

Position Number
00005987

Department
Procurement - 927100

Location
Denton

Is this an internal posting only?
No

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Department Overview
The University of North Texas System Procurement Services department serves all campuses in the UNT System by supporting purchasing for the institutions and providing oversight for procurement of materials and services as well as contract management and the HUB program. The Procurement Services department is located at the UNTS Business Service Center, an off campus center in Denton, which houses Accounting and Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and other Finance areas that provide core services to 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 Procurement Services is seeking a highly motivated procurement professional to join their team. This position is located in Denton, TX.

Job Description
The Procurement department at the University of North Texas System is seeking to hire a Buyer to join our team. This position performs complex (journey-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves purchasing and procuring commodities, equipment, and services using guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Ensures laws, policies, and applicable State purchasing guidelines are followed.
* Processes purchase orders, procurement card orders, requests for quotes, requests for bids; other purchasing.
* Ensures that all job processes are documented and updated, provides backup as needed within division and is able to fill in where needed to provide continuity of workflow; is cross-trained on tasks in other areas of Procurement.
* Stays abreast of all guidelines, standards, and processes for the entire organization.
* Acts as liaison with vendors, departmental purchasing representatives, and other constituents to ensure the procure to pay process is completed effectively and efficiently.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree and two 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:

* State or other government purchasing experience
* Experience using an automated procure-to-pay system (PeopleSoft)
* Higher education experience
* Certification from a professional purchasing association

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

Is this a security sensitive position?
Yes

Driving a University Vehicle?
No

Job Open Date
10-31-2018

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary commensurate with experience

Pay Basis
Monthly

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

Quicklink for Posting
jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65416

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Posted: 11/1/2018
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