The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Procurement Specialist who will work in the Purchasing Services Department and will manage and award a select number of University-wide contracts and commodities/categories.
The individual will sign or review and recommend for signature contracts for an assigned set of University departments.The incumbent will also act as the primary liaison to an assigned set of University departments.
This includes: - Meeting and educating all levels of University personnel, including Deans, Directors, and Department Heads. -Evaluating client needs, identifying and researching relevant information, and making appropriate recommendations for the acquisition of goods and services, especially acquisitions that are large-scale, complex, and/or of a specialized nature. - Directly assisting clients to develop purchasing strategies, including identifying opportunities for cost savings as well as improved products/services, supplier management, and business processes. - Analyzing purchasing patterns as well as preparing and authorizing cost studies and analyses. As needed, this person will facilitate the development of complete Statements of Work (S.O.W.), ensuring that specifications and requirements for acquisitions are adequately detailed. - Working with Payment Processing to resolve any payment, posting and other issues.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. A JD or engineering degree is also desirable. C.P.M. or CPSM certification is required or attainment of CPSM within one year of the start of employment.