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Apply now Job No: 501876
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Purchasing - 800650
Pay Grade: A - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you a procurement professional interested in a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package, ability to learn new skills or advance your career and work with friendly, hard-working colleagues who understand the importance of work/life balance? Join The University of Dayton as a Buyer in the Procurement and Payable Services.

This position is responsible for key purchasing functions for the University of Dayton. These key functions include; vendor and contract analysis, process ownership, project management, system administration and data analysis. Customer service is critical as this position is responsible for assisting internal departments in utilizing vendor contracts and exploring new supplier relationships. This position is also responsible for providing support regarding policy, procedures and best methods to ensure solid financial controls and prudent stewardship of University resources. System skills are critical as the position must utilize, support and/or train others in using University systems including eProcurement, online travel booking, expense and reporting tools, Microsoft applications and others. Oversee student employee daily work when needed.
Reports to Sourcing Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree in business or 2 years purchasing experience.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
Experience in professional role with procurement fundamentals (principles of purchasing, value analysis, materials analysis, production control)
Effective negotiating skills
Proven excellent customer service skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field plus 2 years purchasing related experience
Proven ability to successfully problem solve and multi task within and across departments to meet changing deadlines.
Experience with Federal Government purchasing including the application of FARs, DFAR’s, and OMB guidance
Certifications in procurement/purchasing career fields (CPP, CPM, CPPM, CPSM, etc)
Experience with eProcurement and/or ERP systems

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The University does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position.

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 age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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