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Buyer

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The Buyer is responsible for management of the University Housing procurement process. This position will facilitate, perform, and monitor all purchasing activities for Housing to ensure compliance with University policies and State laws while simultaneously obtaining competitive pricing from approved suppliers/vendors. In addition to direct purchasing responsibilities, the Buyer is also responsible for the supervision of a direct report in the procurement area and all training for new employees related to procurement processes and software.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma

* At least two years of experience in merchandising or a related field, including one year in a purchasing environment

DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
No

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Minimum of six months of RazorBuy experience

* P-Card Knowledge/Administration

* Minimum of six months of BASIS experience

* Minimum of six months supervisory experience

* Minimum of six months procurement experience with a state or government agency

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)

* Microsoft Office tools skills

* Great Interpersonal relationship skills

* Must be able to multitasking in a fast-paced environment

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

* Crouching

* Driving

* Kneeling

* Lifting

* Pulling

* Pushing

Frequently:

* Grasping

* Hearing

* Reaching

* Standing

* Talking

* Walking

Constantly:

* Balancing

* Feeling

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
Yes

IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
No

WORK LOCATION/BUILDING
Fayetteville Campus - Housing

BENEFITS ELIGIBLE
Yes

APPOINTMENT PERCENT
100

SALARY
$30,713 (Exceptionally well qualified applicants may be considered for salary higher than entry, dependent upon education and qualifications with prior approval from Human Resources)

PAY GRADE LEVEL
C116

TYPE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE
05/14/2019

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

ANTICIPATED START DATE

ANTICIPATED END DATE (FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS)

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Susan Wagler
wagler@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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