OFFICIAL TITLE: Buyer I, Procurement SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Assistant Director of Procurement SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise student employees, as assigned
General Statement of Duties: This position assists with the procurement of supplies, equipment and services for University-wide departments and activities in adherence with State and University policies and procedures. The Buyer will demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of purchasing. The Buyer will review and analyze purchase requisitions. The Buyer will investigate and develop sources of supplies and determine the applicability of data to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations regarding purchases. This position also involves the gathering of information through questioning individuals and examining records and documents as well as maintaining accurate records. This position also requires the ability to create, read, and interpret documents such as contracts, bids, and specifications and requires the use of initiative and independent judgment in a fast-paced environment.
(E) = Essential
Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in purchasing work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Substitutions: An Associate's or higher degree with a major in business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.
This is a grade 15, non-exempt, full-time (37.5 hours), benefited AFSCME position.
Bi-weekly salary is $1,707.31 (annual salary is $44,390.06). Work days are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:15pm or 8:45am - 5:00pm. Days off are Saturday and Sunday.
All applicants must apply online at worcester.interviewexchange.com
Expected documents for submission include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Applicants must complete the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization form or submit the official transcript of highest degree, if applicable.
All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or may be sent to the following address:
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.