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Job ID: 236145

Buyer, Purchasing and Contract Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 15, 2024
Title Buyer, Purchasing and Contract Services
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
  • Professional Staff
  • Fiscal Services

Position Summary

The Purchasing and Contract Services department at the University at Buffalo is seeking a Staff Assistant – Buyer that would be responsible for handling the purchasing of MRO (Maintenance Repair & Operations) goods and services as well as handling the purchasing of various commodities and services for the campus community utilizing various funding sources.

The successful candidate should be analytical and have strong communication skills. The selected individual should be highly organized, detail oriented with the ability to multi task and be able to communicate between departments and vendors in a timely fashion, as well as become familiar with the State and RF purchasing guidelines.

In this position, you will perform a variety of purchasing duties to include:
  • Purchasing of assigned commodities and services up to $125,000
  • Provide assistance, guidance and training to university staff regarding the clarification of purchasing policies, procedures, practices, state laws and regulations
  • Identify potential supplier for campus use; educate new suppliers on how to do business with the university
  • Prepare communications as needed via Word 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. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more 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.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of experience
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products and strong written and oral communications
  • Strong written and oral communications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge of ERP software experience a plus
  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with Facilities terminology
  • MRO (Maintenance Repair & Operations) portfolio management experience.

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