To support the education, research and teaching objectives of the University, the Buyer procures goods and services for various Schools, Colleges and Departments. While ensuring the best possible price, quality and service for university community is received, the Buyer reviews submitted Requisitions (REQs) verifying purchasing procedures are followed. The Buyer provides value added services including requisition (REQ) approval and Purchase Order (PO) processing, conducting Request for Proposals (RFP), Quotes (RFQ) and Information (RFI), and Construction Bids, researching new vendors and preferred sourcing opportunities, resulting in vendor or commodity specific recommendations, cost savings and problem resolution.
Bachelor's Degree in supply chain management, business or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Minimum 5 years of experience in purchasing, supply/inventory management or a related area.
Knowledge of purchasing principles and ethics.
Knowledge of public purchasing, policies and procedures preferred.
Knowledge of Accounting functions as they relate to purchasing and purchase orders.
Advanced technical skills, experience and adaptability utilizing an ERP system, Microsoft office suite, especially word, excel, power point, and access, google docs, gmail and Adobe Pro.
ERP experience is necessary.
Banner is preferred.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Advanced knowledge of purchasing principles and ethics, technical skills, highly efficient savings and negotiation skills.
Internal Number: 20462
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.