Responsible for conducting transactional, routine procurement activities for the acquisition of goods or services in accordance with procurement policies, standard practices, sound business and ethical practices. Performs assignments that require basic knowledge of requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, contracts and other related documents as necessary supporting all procurement requirements for assigned internal customer group(s).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Acts as customer service representative to end users
Serves as the first point of contact for inquiries regarding the requisitioning process and systems to assist, advise, and resolve basic concerns
Reviews procurement requests for clarity, accuracy and completeness and aid in optimizing value across all expenditures by ensuring end-user compliance to preferred contracts, policies and procedures
Advises and trains campus personnel and outside suppliers on purchasing policies and procedures
May recommend updates for purchasing policies and procedures
Maintains and reviews computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories and collects data to determine price reasonableness for new items and accurately document findings
Performs purchase order, receiving monitoring and informs and assists end users on closing out existing purchase orders
Works with Accounts Payable and other departments to resolve delivery, suspense, quality and payment problems
Identifies and maintains on-line goods and services catalogs
Monitors and follows applicable laws and regulations
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School diploma/GED required
Minimum of 2, preferably 2 - 5 years’ experience in a Buyer role required
Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to process multiple projects, set priorities, and work independently to meet objectives
Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills
Strong oral, presentation, training and written communication skills
Computer skills, including MS Excel/Word/Powerpoint/Access
E-Procurement, SAP/R3 knowledge a plus
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Personal Computer, telephone, fax, copier, calculator
Strong computer skills, including MS Excel/Word/Power Point/Access; SAP R3
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
No vigorous physical requirements
Must be able to move about freely in an office environment
Classified Title: Buyer Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.42 - $23.95 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 10003659-University Procurement Office Personnel area: University Administration
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