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Procurement Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/08/2017
Working Title Procurement Specialist
Job Classification Buyer IV
Department Name 02072-Strategic Sourcing and PantherBuy Solutions
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0133698
Hiring Range $40,092-$65,676
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Strategic Sourcing and Panther-Buy Solutions is seeking a qualified Procurement Specialist to manage suppliers in the scientific category. This position will establish, maintain and develop long-term strategic relationships with critical suppliers and conduct formal business reviews with these suppliers therefore demonstrated supplier management experience is required. Working with Strategic Sourcing and in accordance with the scientific supplies, equipment and instrumentation category strategy, drive supplier selection and overall supplier management for the category. Drive all supplier activity within the scientific supplies, equipment and instrumentation category to deliver best cost, quality and supply chain performance for our products. It will require a deep understanding of the scientific supply chain and the marketing practices of the industry manufacturers and distributors. To achieve this expertise an understanding and experience with all forms of procurement are required including but not limited to Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quote (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (IFB) and Request for Proposal (RFP). The position will require advanced analytical skills with capabilities of analyzing large sets of spend data and demonstrated experience in project management. It will involve analyzing data and publishing reports for performance updates, issues and metrics therefore attention to detail and the ability to present and communicate information using programs like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, are essential.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Previous experience in Scientific industry helpful.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Professional certifications in procurement.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents