University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to join the Department of Strategic Sourcing & Acquisition Services. The selected candidate performs procurement activities including all aspects of transactions from initiation to award recommendation. Items procured may be specialized in nature giving rise to unique situations with complex specifications, limited market sources, and close price bidding. The major procurement focus of this position is scientific equipment, supplies and services. BENEFITS: UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University of Maryland System schools.
Drafts specifications for bids and proposals upon researching the end user's needs to ensure proper procurement, maximized competition, and proper equipment form and function.
Serves as liaison between campus and vendor community, supplying end users with information on sources, discounts, pricing and delivery provisions.
Researches market to determine if sole sources are justified and to develop new sources for supplies and services.
Communicates on and settles any differences on critical points and specific contractual provisions.
May evaluate bid and proposal responses to contract awards and debrief unsuccessful vendors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in related field
Experience: Two (2) years of materials management, purchasing, or procurement experience
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Financial disclosure required
Hiring Range: Low $50K to low $60K - Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3203C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Organization: Office of Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Services
Job Posting: Apr 10, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 117221
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.