Job Details

Sr. Buyer - Office of Materials Management

Job Number: 526915
Categories: Professional
Dallas, TX

Department: Prchsng Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

High School graduation or GED and five (5) years progressively responsible procurement experience in government or private procurement department with at least two (2) years supervisory experience. 
Must have one of the following certifications:  Accredited Purchasing Practitioner, Certified Purchasing Manager, Certified Professional in Supply Management, Certified Public Purchasing Buyer, Certified Public Purchasing Officer, Certified Texas Purchaser, or Certified Texas Purchasing Manager .
If not already certified, must obtain certification as outlined above within eighteen (18) months of employment.   

Job Duties

Plans, coordinates, and supervises organization and activities of one or more major procurement sections to ensure their efficient operation. Rotates commodity procurement responsibilities to provide cross-training for, and complete familiarity with, full range of commodities purchased for university, or that is applicable to delegated buying area.  
Advises Buyers with respect to new and revised institution, university, and State procurement policies and procedures and application and interpretation thereof. Counsels in solution of unusual and complex work problems. Ensures adherence to established policies and procedures.   
Consults with requesting departments for detailed information relating to specifications, time limitations, and sources and alternate sources of supply. Provides explanation and interpretation of Purchasing Department policies and practices.    
Makes oral and/or monthly written reports to Director and Assistant Director of Purchasing with respect to operation of each procurement section in terms of buyer activity, purchase orders issued, and backlog of purchase orders.    
Recommends changes in personnel and office procedures and policies to effect greater efficiency of operation.      
Personally performs full range of procurement activities when required by workload or upon special assignment.      
Accesses Automated Purchasing System (PUIS) to process department requisitions and inquire into accounting and receiving systems to track status of purchase orders.     
May also monitor on-line purchase requisitions to create and maintain database for decision making regarding adding items to stock and changing stock levels and reorder levels for applicable delegated purchasing area.    
Accesses departmental systems to process purchasing functions and makes decisions with regard to stock level, reorder point, and order quantity for inventory of delegated purchasing area.  Recommends removal of obsolete items from inventory.    
Meets with vendor representatives to remain informed of new technologies and market trends.      
Performs outreach activities directed to minority business community; performs in-reach activities directed toward purchasing department buyers and delegated purchasing departments, data collection and reporting, training, and documentation of developmental activities. Contracts with moving companies for relocation of new faculty and/or staff.  
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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