Offerd Salary:$22.00
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to the position's level, core duties, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Classification Series Details

Function University Financial Services & Treasury

Family Financial Services Classification Series Title Buyer

Classification Pay Scale

Minimum $22.00

Maximum $25.72

Posting Details

Posting Number S01226

Position Title Buyer Position Status Full-time Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 5301-Purchasing Job Summary

Supports University by negotiating and buying materials and services at competitive prices, and assists the Office Manager and Director of Procurement Services in the development and implementation of procurement strategies designed to increase the overall efficiencies and effectiveness of the Purchasing Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.1. Good computer skills necessary to set up procurement-related documents, vendor correspondence, and internal documents in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Familiarity with MS Access database is desirable. 2. Good verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with administrators, faculty, and staff. Must also be able to effectively write procurement summaries that would meet the standards of government and sponsor audits. 3. Ability to make independent judgments/decisions. 4. Exceptional working knowledge of Oracle-based computerized procurement systems is required. 5. Above average understanding of FAR, OMB Circulars A-110 and A-21 and their applicability to educational institutions is desirable.

Required Qualifications

1. Education: Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree or any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

2. Experience: 3 years progressive purchasing experience, of which 2 years should have involved responsibility for all aspects of procurement cycles. Experience in government purchasing and/or educational field is highly desirable.

List comments regarding work hours

This position is a non-exempt position and the hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. This position may be required to be available to report to work during the University's annual Winter Break.

Posting Date 01/13/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Job Duties

Monitor all incoming eProcurement transactions to ensure proper budget information and availability, sourcing justification, product availability.

Percentage Of Time 60 Job Duties

Assist University employees in a professional and good-natured manner on general Purchasing, Central Receiving, Property Control issues.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duties

Responsible for negotiating best prices as needed.

Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duties

Reviewing supplier terms and conditions and ensuring that University best interests are addressed and agreed upon.

Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duties

Maintain contact with suppliers to ensure prompt deliveries and to resolve shortages, delivery exceptions and other problematic activities.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duties

Prepare bids for complex acquisitions, monitor responses, and make awards based on responses to bids.

Percentage Of Time 5

Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? No

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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Describe Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate. When necessary, may require visits to loading dock across campus. The loading dock is semi-enclosed and subject to noise and fumes from delivery trucks.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Additional Applicant Document
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