Purchasing Expediter I

Job description

Job no: 697911
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 07
Major Administrative Unit / College: University Procurement And Logistics
Department: Procurement 10074704
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Administrative/Business/Professional, Financial/Accounting, Office/Clerical Support, Union
Position Summary

Please note we have two vacancies for the position of Purchasing Expediter I. You must apply to both positions to be considered for both.

Processes purchase orders, bids, material returns and other documents related to the IT needs of the University, under the guidance of leadership and senior staff. Serves as a department resource for technology products and suppliers in order to execute requisitions in compliance with Purchasing’s Standard Operating Procedures and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Serves as a resource to others in resolving problems concerning invoices, suppliers, and customer inquiries.

Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Process technology-related purchase orders (PO) and PO amendments
  • Coordinate security review of potential IT solutions with MSU Technology professionals
  • Review, negotiate and sign contracts (including pricing) within purchasing signature authority and with General Counsel or other management oversight
  • Expedite and resolve departmental and supplier requests, issues, questions and invoice discrepancies
  • Gather, verify, add, and update supplier information for both new and existing suppliers
  • Communicate purchasing policies and procedures to departmental representatives
  • Locate new products and sources of supply
  • Assist with sealed bid openings
  • Document cost savings and cost avoidance
  • Support supplier diversity and sustainability initiatives
  • Assists in training new staff on procurement system processes
  • Analytical work as assigned with oversight
  • Contract management as assigned with oversight
  • Provide shared rotational reception desk coverage
  • Other duties as assigned

Purchase approval and contract management limit: At or below $10,000

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in merchandising with basic skills in accounting and communications, experience in a customer service environment, experience with word processing and database software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education or associates degree; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in purchasing or order processing, experience with negotiating, experience reviewing contracts. Prior experience with or knowledge of IT systems, products and processes.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter

Special Instructions

Please note we have two vacancies for the position of Purchasing Expediter I. One position is limited-term and this position is a continuous appointment without a projected end date. You must apply to both positions to be considered for both.

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 4/6/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Mar 31, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
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