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Buyer II

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​Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.​

Posting Details

Posting Details

Official Title Buyer II
FLSA Status Exempt
Union AFSCME
Pay Rate $1,798.06 Bi-weekly
Department Administrative Services
Job Description / Statement of Duties

1. Reviews requests submitted by agency personnel for the purchase of supplies and equipment in order to determine compliance with established procedures and in order to take appropriate action.
2. Obtains information concerning materials, supplies and equipment by interviewing vendors, visiting vendor facilities, attending product demonstrations, reviewing technical literature and inspecting product samples in order to determine availability, appropriateness and suitability of products, to select items to be purchased and to recommend appropriate action.
3. Provides technical assistance and advice to agency personnel, vendors, etc. in order to insure compliance with established procedures.
4. Prepares written documents outlining description of goods and services to be provided including product performance, costs, delivery date and related information in order to meet agency requests.
5. Maintains records of business organizations for the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment in order to facilitate procurement of required products.
6. Performs related duties such as preparing reports.
7. Coordinate assigned purchasing functions in order to ensure efficient operations and compliance with established standards.
8. Provide on-the-job training and orientation for employees.
9. Initiates all purchase order related invoices into the accounts payable cycle. Three-way matches all invoices to purchase orders to packing slips in accordance to established procedures. Obtains any necessary approvals to pay invoices and forwards all information and documentation to accounts payable allowing invoices to be paid in a timely manner.
10. Confers with vendors, accounts payable, and other departments to ensure a flow of information and problem resolution in a timely manner.
11. Assist with departmental fixed asset responsibilities including database management to track the purchase, transfer and disposition of college assets.

Review of applications will begin February 6, 2017 and will continue until filled.

Required Minimum Qualifications

1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of purchasing.
2. Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
3. Ability to understand and apply agency procedures and guidelines governing the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.
4. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written expression.
5. Ability to maintain accurate records.
6. Ability to deal tactfully with others to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
7. Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.

Applicants must have at least ( A ) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in purchasing work, and ( B ) of which at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or ( C ) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:
I. An Associate’s degree with a major in business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Preferred Qualifications

1. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in business administration, operations management or business management
2. Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague
3. Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, bids, specifications, etc.

Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

​Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.​

Requisition Number S00143
Quick Link http://careers.massart.edu/postings/512
Eligible Applicants All (Internal and External)
Pay Basis Bi-weekly
Job Type Full-time

Application Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please specify referral source. If this question does not apply, please enter N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)