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Laramie, WY 82071-2000
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Classification Description

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.

Manager, Vending Operations

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 5264

UW Job Family: 51

SOC Code: 49-9091

Pay Grade: 20

Date: July 01, 2006

Job Purpose:

Coordinate and oversee the operational, personnel, and designated financial functions of Vending Services.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree


2 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory skills.
  • Policies and practices of a wide range of supply vendors.
  • General vending machine repair and preventive maintenance techniques.
  • Refrigeration units.
  • Bid development, monitoring, and compliance.
  • Money collection, transportation, and security.
  • Procurement rules and regulations.
  • Campus department locations.
  • Budget management, bid specifications, purchasing and inventory control.
  • Merchandise and concession facility operations.
  • Staffing methods and techniques.
  • Marketing principles and practices.
  • Research methods and techniques.
  • Budgeting principles and practices.
  • Bookkeeping principles and practices.
  • Business mathematics.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Determine product needs and combinations.
  • Monitor the sales and profits of various products.
  • Recommend the pricing structure for various food items.
  • Ensure proper inventory control at various locations and facilities.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records.
  • Perform fundamental mathematical calculations.
  • Move objects weighing 50 pounds frequently, and to occasionally move up to and over 100 pounds.
  • Maintain security of monies transported from vending locations.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Use computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Resolve customer complaints or concerns.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Oversee daily operations of Vending services.  Coordinate daily activity of personnel, oversee inventory and ordering processes, identify and develop programs that result in income growth for the department.

Supervise, hire, train, and evaluate support staff; set work schedules.

Research and prepare bid specifications, contracts, inventories, and purchase requisitions for equipment and supplies; order equipment, and supplies as deemed necessary.

Research and determine which products to sell and set pricing schedules.

Monitor vendor contracts and maintain contact for filling shipments in a timely manner; follow-up complaints with customers and vendors.

Oversee all routine repairs to vending service equipment and other assigned equipment; decide when to contract out repairs. 

Maintain inventory records; prepare monthly usage and operational reports on vending equipment.

Oversee the placement, collection, and transportation of monies from campus vending locations; maintain security of monies.

Supplemental Functions:

Prepare budget information related to the operational aspects of Vending Services.

Provide information to departments regarding policies and procedures.

Develop methods to improve services and maintenance efficiency of support staff.

Working Conditions:

Office/shop environment; regular exposure to adverse seasonal weather conditions when checking equipment on campus, and to moving mechanical and electrical hazards.

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.

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