1. With guidance, implements and executes formal strategic sourcing processes in support of department specific needs for supplies and services. 2. Utilizes a variety of e-procurement tools. 3. With support and guidance, researches and develops new sources of supply to satisfy departmental requirements. 4. Utilizes a structured problem-solving approach, developing alternatives and recommending solutions. 5. Performs initial review of contract terms and conditions. 6. Supported by other staff members, analyzes and segments spend to determine priorities, savings opportunities and build a demand profile for sourcing. 7. Tracks cost savings and prepares metrics. 8. Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal University customers. 9. Works with preferred suppliers and maintains supplier quality and performance 10. Is knowledgeable of relevant industry trends and market conditions. 11. Works collaboratively with others to identify key business drivers, beyond price, which contribute to the total cost of ownership. 12. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). Working knowledge of Yale's procurement systems.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). Working knowledge of Yale's procurement systems.
Posting Position Title: Buyer
Required Skill/ability 3: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, etc. Working knowledge of Workday procurement application. Working knowledge abd Salesforce is a plus.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Buyer
Required Skill/ability 1: Understanding of procure-to-pay process and procurement-related policies, procedures, processes and risks, and ability to apply that understanding to daily work. Proficiency in creating and manipulating basic spreadsheets and creating Word documents. Good interpersonal and organization skills with strong attention to detail.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to research supplier set up requests, by first reviewing existing supplier base to see if there is a viable match for the requested service/goods. If not, researching new potential supplier for finanacial viability, reviewing proposed terms and conditions, checking references, etc.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to work in diverse, cross-functional teams with limited guidance. Actively solicits differing opinions to ensure understanding of complex issues and acts in a manner that builds and maintains trust. Solid judgment with ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing circumstances. Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance and three years of purchasing/Buyer experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with federal contracts and grants and strategic sourcing of commodities and services.
Internal Number: 63315BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.