Purchase Associate

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Department: Contracts & Campus Purchasing
Employer: Research Foundation
Payroll Title: Accountant II, E02
Bargaining Unit: N/A
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Management & Professional

Job Summary: Responsible for purchasing various commodities and services, including but not limited to, capital equipment, software, vehicles, furniture, lab supplies, printing services, laboratory animals, general supplies, and services provided by independent contractors. This individual, if they have not already, will be given the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of New York State and State University of New York and the Research Foundation procurement policies and regulations and apply that knowledge to his or her day-to day responsibilities. The purchase Associate must have the capabilities to review higher dollar level transactions to determine whether competitive bidding is required, the Purchase Associate will need to work with end-users to develop comprehensive specifications for good and services. The Purchase Associate should be able to evaluate market forces, industry standards, and have keen research capabilities to develop specifications. The Purchase Associate will be then responsible for issuing invitation to Bids and/or request for proposals and coordinate the drafting and execution of the resulting purchase order or contract terms and conditions. Examples of good services that may require bidding include sophisticated equipment for academic and research purposes, HVAC supplies, water filtration and chemical supplies, and landscaping and other maintenance services. Additionally, this position will require an individual to prepare and process maintenance and service agreements, including being able to review terms and conditions associated with those agreements. The Purchase Associate will need to support Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise goals for the Campus. In addition, the Procurement Associate may be responsible assisting with the Campus' procurement card program, and will work with end users to educate their departments on the procurement processes. The Purchase Associate will need to troubleshoot with Receiving, Accounts Payable, or any other department issues as they arise.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related field and two years of relevant business experience, or Associates Degree in related field and 4 years of relevant business experience, plus excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal skills, and word processing/spreadsheet skills required. Candidates who have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and one year of relevant business experience will be considered for a Junior Purchase Associate at a commensurate salary.

Preferred Qualifications:

New York State procurement experience preferred.

Work Days:

Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Message to Applicants:  
Recruitment  Office: Human Resources 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.

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