Senior Buyer

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime

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Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
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Number of Positions Available 2
University Title Senior Buyer
Working Title Sr. Buyer, Strategic Sourcing
Department Purchasing Administration
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 450524
Summary of Duties

Responsible for leveraging the assigned University’s spend by establishing best value contracts for the enterprise. Duties include: researching suppliers across the marketplace, defining specifications, sourcing and spend management strategies; soliciting, evaluating and awarding bids for goods and services that leverage enterprise-wide spend; works in conjunction with the contract administrator, commodity managers and analyst to conduct front-end strategic assessment of business best-value service and opportunities, proposal preparation, negotiation and award of contracts; establishes, tracks and monitors supplier performance standards; identifies and makes suggestions for cost savings and process improvement projects using internal and/or external cross-functional teams to benefit the University enterprise-wide; assists with strategic sourcing initiatives and the coordination of expertise to drive the entire procure to pay process; responsible for taking available data and analyzing for “ideal” state outcomes; collaborates with internal customers and suppliers to develop and manage continuous improvement programs; address quality, delivery, service and price.

Additional Information for Applicants:

There are two positions available with this posting.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, finance, supply chain management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; three or more years of purchasing or other procurement experience; ability to successfully lead projects and negotiate with cross functional teams and suppliers; ability to multi-task; self-starter; think proactively; demonstrated experience creating best value bids for a variety of products/services; experience performing data analysis; excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially strong excel skills.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in a procurement position for a large and complex organization; experience with e-procurement, Ariba and PeopleSoft, or similar procurement software, tools and technology (i.e. electronic bidding, reverse auctions etc.); experience with bid and trend analysis; business writing skills; ability to drive results; creative problem solving skills.

Target Salary $50,000.00 - $58,000.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 06/15/2019
Posting End Date 06/30/2019
Dept Contact Name Meechan,Alejandra
Dept Contact Phone 614/688-3565
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