This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 3978
UW Job Family: 33
SOC Code: 11-3061
Pay Grade: 20
Date: July 01, 2004
Provides senior-level expertise and leadership to secure technical research equipment or specialized equipment, material, and supplies within designated area of authority.
Initiate bid specifications for technical or specialized equipment, material, and supplies; open award bids and/or contracts; monitor contract compliance.
Provide senior-level expertise on special purchasing projects, as assigned with discretionary authority from supervisor.
Maintain records; maintain cost effectiveness on purchases following university and governmental purchasing policies.
Consult with customers/vendors/suppliers to assess needs; expedite ordering to effectively meet needs of purchaser; provide follow-up on orders to complete purchasing transactions.
Resolve customer problems with vendors/suppliers including defective or broken merchandise, out of stock or replacement items.
Analyze new product items; recommend new lines of products; recommend vendors/suppliers.
Standard office environment; no major sources of discomfort. Occasional site visits to laboratories or research areas where potential exposure to mechanical, electrical, or machine hazards may occur.
Buyer: Performs a wide variety of Buying functions including; making independent judgments, which may commit a significant amount of resources for the University. Interprets University policies and regulations concerning bid procedures. Purchases a wide variety of products and commodities.
Buyer, Senior: Acts as a senior level authority for purchasing decisions. Acts as a liaison between the customer and vendor to facilitate the buying process. Purchasing functions pertain to technical research equipment or specialized equipment, materials and supplies, which require a high level of expertise and knowledge.
Buyer/Area Supervisor: Supervises an area of responsibility and performs the functions of a Buyer. Manages a significant level of inventory. Negotiates prices and contracts with vendors. Purchases a wide variety of products and commodities.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.