Senior Buyer, Part-Time

Job description

DescriptionReporting to the Assistant Director of Purchasing Services for Temple University, the Senior Buyer procures goods and services following established Temple University Hospital System (TUHS) internal policies and adhering to City of Philadelphia, State and/or Federal procurement regulations as applicable. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or a related Business field, three (3) years of directly related experience in procuring goods and services with regard to construction renovations, professional services, and commodities.  Experience preparing, negotiating, and awarding agreements for various goods/services.  Demonstrated experience supervising, managing, and coaching a staff.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
Ability to effectively participate in negotiations.  
Strong analytical and planning skills.
Knowledge of procurement best practices and techniques.
Ability to manage multiple high-level projects simultaneously.
Excellent oral, verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to interact with others within and outside of the University and Health System for the exchange of information.
Excellent oral, verbal, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in problem solving and using independent judgment.
Proficiency in the use of computers and spreadsheets skills, particularly Word and Excel.
Strong analytical, negotiating, and planning skills.

Familiarity with e-procurement/e-coursing systems.
Purchasing knowledge of bidding construction, construction renovations, professional services, and the coordination of contract agreement documents.
Demonstrated knowledge of coordinating, finalizing and preparing detailed specifications for bid.
Demonstrated ability to interpret contracts.
Demonstrated ability to perform financial analysis.
Demonstrated flexibility to work within a matrix organization with multiple reporting relationships.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Facilities Management
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time