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Job ID: 198538

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2022
Title Buyer
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Purchasing and Contract Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Fiscal Services
The Purchasing and Contracts department within Business Services at the University at Buffalo is seeking a Purchase Assistant who will be responsible for handling the purchasing of various commodities and services with a focus on the campus research community, utilizing various funding sources.

In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Purchasing of assigned commodities and services
  • Provide assistance, guidance and training to university staff regarding the clarification of purchasing policies, procedures, practices, state laws and regulations
  • Identify potential suppliers for campus use; educate new suppliers on how to do business with the university
  • Prepare communications as needed via Word, email and/or PowerPoint to end users
  • Analyze data collected as needed to determine how to proceed with purchasing

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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