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|Top Message||Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.|
|Message to Applicants|
|Number of Positions Available||2|
|University Title||Senior Buyer|
|Working Title||Sr. Buyer, Strategic Sourcing|
|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.|
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.
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%)||
|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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