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: 3834
UW Job Family: 33
SOC Code: 11-3061
Pay Grade: 19
Date: July 01, 2004
Provides purchasing expertise to secure requested supplies, equipment and other materials for University departments.
Develop and prepare bid specifications for requested materials and equipment based on information from trade journals, manufacturers' catalogs and sales representatives; open award bids and/or contracts; monitor contracts.
Follow up on bid specifications to complete orders; re-write bids, as necessary, or contact manufacturer.
Assist University personnel with gathering information about suppliers, manufacturers, and the like; interpret University policies and regulations concerning bid procedures.
Expedite orders for department(s) to ensure timely delivery; expedite payments for vendors/suppliers; settle disputes including unsatisfactory merchandise, shipping, and payment problems.
May approve departmental travel as directed; assist departments with travel vouchers, reimbursements, mode of travel, motel accommodations, and registration.
Research new product development for most effective and satisfactory merchandise.
May consult with departments in order to help develop a thorough analysis of scientific needs.
No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment.
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.