Another Source’s client, San Diego State, is recruiting a Buyer 1 to join their Procurement team in San Diego.
Here’s a little about the campus and the position they are recruiting for:
San Diego State University (one of 23 colleges within the California State System) continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education. It is currently ranked in the top 140 national universities and in the top 70 public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America's Best Colleges.
The CSU offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and numerous paid holidays a year.
Summary of the Role
This is the entry level position and involves responsibility for day-to-day ordinary and recurring purchasing activities for which there are well-defined instructions, models, and precedents. Typical assignments involve procurement of basic supplies, equipment, and services, expediting purchasing documentation so as to ensure that goods are properly received and payments authorized on a timely basis. Duties may include some clerical tasks but the majority of the responsibility is of a technical nature related to purchasing and/or expediting. Purchasing authority is limited and clearly defined. Work product is generally reviewed by higher level purchasing staff.
This position may obtain telephone bids, or informal written bids, place standing orders, verify cost information, establish records, review documents for compliance with purchasing criteria, gather information for others to use, and process a variety of purchase documents. This position may be expected to apply pre-existing specifications to subsequent, routine documents and to develop original specifications for non-technical purchases, with guidance and supervision.
- Equivalent to an undergraduate degree in purchasing, accounting, marketing, general business or other appropriate field. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown may be substituted for the required education on a year of year basis.
- Work assignments require excellent desktop skills using software such as Word, Excel, Calendar Software such as Meeting Maker or Google, and Outlook with the ability to toggle from on application to another.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
- Possess knowledge of State policy and procedure to assure purchases are made in the best interest of the State.
- Four years of progressively more difficult and responsible general clerical or administrative assignments of which at least one year is varied purchasing activities, prior experience utilizing integrated computer software system such as Oracle, CMS/Peoplesoft, Banner, or SAP to perform assignments is strongly preferred.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke free campus. SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, one year fixed term role with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.
Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.