The University of St. Thomas invites applications for a Senior Buyer. This position is responsible for key purchasing functions for the University of St. Thomas. These key functions include vendor and contract management, process ownership, project management, system administration and analysis. Customer service is critical as this position is responsible for assisting internal departments in utilizing vendor contracts and exploring new supplier contacts and contracts. This position is also responsible for providing support regarding policy, procedures and best methods to ensure solid financial controls and prudent stewardship of university resources. System skills are critical as the position must utilize, support, train and/or administer several purchasing systems including Banner Finance, eProcurement, eBidding, on-line travel booking, reporting tools, Microsoft Excel, and others.
Required education and experience include a Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of professional purchasing experience in an institutional setting. The ideal candidate will have negotiation and contracts experience, analytical and project management experience, strong systems skills, and excellent customer service. Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.