This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Buyer 2 position for the Business and Engineering Business Center at Oregon State University (OSU).
This position is part of the Business and Engineering Business Center (BEBC) Finance and Accounting Unit which provides budgeting, financial reporting, payroll re-distributions, Personnel Activity Effort Reporting (PAR) Forms, Grants and Contracts Management, Quarterly Projections, Fee Book Development, Technical Accounting Supports, Travel, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Scholarship Administration, OSU Foundation systems and reporting liaison, and Special Projects and Analysis to the Colleges of Engineering Administration, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), the Materials Synthesis & Characterization (MaSC) Facility, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI), the Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS).
The Buyer 2 is responsible for the financial activities related to coordinating and procuring quality services and supplies for the colleges of Business and Engineering. This function includes advising customers on non-routine purchasing procedures; explaining applicable Oregon State University (OSU) rules and regulations; assigning appropriate index and account codes; reviewing all documents to ensure charges are appropriate and allowable; inputting, obtaining appropriate signatures, and completing documents; providing payment information as required.
This position conducts business transactions over the telephone and personal contact with vendors to place purchases orders, receive competitive bids, and resolve billing problems. This position works independently to determine the purchasing needs/requirements and resolution for College and Business Center employees. This position receives general supervision from the Finance Coordinator by the random audit of purchase orders for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with purchasing rules and regulations.
Two years of full-time purchasing experience which must include using purchasing practices, procedures, and techniques such as determining specifications, placing purchase orders, and processing requisitions: AND a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a closely-related field or three more years of relevant experience.
Two years of full-time purchasing experience which must include using purchasing practices, procedures, and techniques such as determining specifications, placing purchase orders, and processing requisitions: AND a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a closely-related field or three more years of relevant experience.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.