Reports To: UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES) Department
Working Title: Buyer 3
Department: UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES) Department
Bargaining Unit: 99- Non-Represented
Payroll Job Code: 007776
Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
Employee Class: Floater
Position Summary: Buyer 3 will be the main contact for suppliers within assigned commodity/service areas and will be responsible for managing key commodities, processing PO, Requests for Proposals (RFP). Negotiates contracts, interprets procurement policies, laws and codes to ensure that actions are in accordance with University policies. This job description is not meant to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. Additional responsibilities may be assigned, as appropriate independently reviews, coordinates and determines course of action for high level, complex
Compensation Range: $65-71K
Must have in-depth knowledge of procurement skills and best practices, procurement systems, and business services.
Must have in-depth knowledge of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotes (RFQ) using appropriate software tools.
Ability to process Purchase Order in a timely manner.
Ability to independently draft and analyze complex requests for proposal or quotation, contracts, and business communications while insuring compliance with applicable policies, laws and guidelines.
Strong computer skills utilizing software such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; and Outlook. Familiar with computer systems and ability to quickly learn new software.
Demonstrated core procurement skills including:
Sourcing strategy development
Strong supplier management
Client relationship management
Demonstrated experience in applying advanced contract negotiation skills and strategies with suppliers.
Ability to display supportive behavior and communicate positively regarding department goals and objectives.
Ability to work under strict deadlines without constant supervision.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and generate alternative solutions.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty and staff.
Proficient in performing financial analysis including the development of spreadsheets required to handle bidding and analysis of proposals with complex pricing structures.
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills, with an ability to create favorable business/working relationships with university staff, faculty, vendors, and the community.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to evaluate opportunities and respond to changing requirements.
Ability to make sound business decisions and accurately balance risks with business needs.
CPSM or CPM Certification.
Please attach your resume.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
This is a temporary employment recruitment reporting to the UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES) Department To be a viable candidate for the temporary employment program, you must be able to start employment within 1 to 2 days after temporary employment is offered Interviewing and hiring is based on internal hiring needs and how well the candidate matches the requirements, and is a fit to the assignment TES is constantly seeking applicants although there may not be the immediate need to interview or hire
Please note that we recruit for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. When a position becomes available, we will review applicants at that time. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in employment with UCI Temporary Employment Services
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