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Associate Buyer

Apply now Job No: 500975
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Procurement - 250231
Pay Grade: P1 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? UDRI's Procurement Department invites qualified applicants to apply for our Associate Buyer opening!

Review and approve requests for material, equipment and services in compliance with Federal Government acquisition regulations, uniform guidance and in accordance with University policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include acquiring specifications (design drawings, SOWs, specifications, etc.); identifying and rationalizing source(s); obtaining and analyzing quotes; negotiation; and input and tracking of requisitions in an eProcurement environment.

Acquire, qualify, input and manage sponsor, subcontractor and vendor business information for UDRI.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field OR Associates degree in business plus 3 years of purchasing experience.
Experience with ERP system.
Experience with eProcurement system.
Experience in professional role with procurement fundamentals.
Ability to read and speak English.
Strong organization skills.
Effective telephone, oral communication and interpersonal skills.+-
Proficient with Microsoft Office software suite.
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks effectively.
Valid drivers license with low risk driving record.
Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Advanced experience with Deltek CostPoint modules.
Experience with Jaggaer eProcurement system
Experience in purchasing at a not for profit, research or Government agency.
Certification through Institute for Supply Management
Familiarity and experience with ISO.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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