We are seeking a Buyer. They will be responsible for conducting transactional, routine procurement activities for the acquisition of goods or services in accordance with procurement policies, standard practices, sound business and ethical practices. They will perform assignments that require basic knowledge of requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, contracts and other related documents as necessary supporting all procurement requirements for assigned internal customer group(s).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Acts as customer service representative to end users.
Serves as the first point of contact for inquiries regarding the requisitioning process and systems to assist, advise, and resolve basic concerns.
Reviews procurement requests for clarity, accuracy and completeness and aid in optimizing value across all expenditures by ensuring end-user compliance to preferred contracts, policies and procedures.
Advises and trains campus personnel and outside suppliers on purchasing policies and procedures.
May recommend updates for purchasing policies and procedures.
Maintains and reviews computerized, or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories and collects data to determine price reasonableness for new items and accurately document findings.
Performs purchase order, receiving monitoring and informs and assists end users on closing out existing purchase orders.
Works with Accounts Payable and other departments to resolve delivery, suspense, quality and payment problems.
Identifies and maintains on-line goods and services catalogs.
Monitors and follows applicable laws and regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to process multiple projects, set priorities, and work independently to meet objectives.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
Strong oral, presentation, training and written communication skills.
Computer skills, including MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Access.
E-Procurement, SAP/R3 knowledge a plus.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
Personal Computer, telephone, fax, copier, calculator.
Strong computer skills, including MS Excel/Word/Power Point/Access; SAP R3.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Minimum two years of related purchasing experience required with 2-5 years in a Buyer role preferred. Bachelor's degree also preferred.
Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Two-Five years in a Buyer role preferred.
Classified Title: Buyer Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.95-$25.30-$32.60 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick Department name: JHU Colin Howard Intake Personnel area: University Administration
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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