Carnegie Mellon's faculty, staff, and students work together to change the world. The Procurement Services group, within the Finance Division, enables them to purchase the goods and services they need to do it. Each of us that participate in the buying process accepts a special responsibility as stewards of the university's financial resources and a dedication to the highest level of ethical standards. Procurement Services is committed to providing our buying community with the information, processes and tools to make effective buying decisions while meeting its compliance obligations.
We are seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our dynamic team. This is an excellent opportunity if you are someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will give to the department by providing critical support by monitoring and engaging in activities to optimize the procurement process at CMU in support of the University's vision and applicable University and regulatory requirements.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Reviewing purchase orders and other items to ensure compliance with policy and procedures and routing for appropriate approval.
Updating and generating policy and procedure for the procurement process. This may include leading and participating on cross-functional teams.
Collecting and analyzing data to provide clear visualize management reporting and dashboards, identify trends with improvement opportunities including alternatives and recommendations.
Lead process improvement initiatives and act as a liaison with a decentralized buying community and business systems team to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Other duties as assigned
You will have strong attention to detail, excellent customer service / strong collaborator engagement, a healthy questioning attitude, a strong process orientation, and a strong ability to manage and communicate change. Flexibility, excellence, passion and accountability are vital qualities within Procurement Services. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of ethics and integrity. You will share our values and support the mission of the university through your work. We are looking for someone who has a general knowledge of supply chain management practices/skills as well as general business insight. You will operate with autonomy, aligned to policy and procedures and be willing to interact expertly and effectively with all levels of management.
Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or business related field required; Master's degree preferred
3-5 years of Procurement experience required
Strong quantitative and analytical skills (data mining, analysis and /or reporting)
Proficient with M/S Office, specifically with Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Experience with ERP system (Oracle, preferred), data management tools (Power BI and Tableau, preferred), and understanding of procurement process (source to pay preferred),
Ability to work with individual at all university levels
A combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered.
Successful background check
Work Posture: this position is operating on a hybrid schedule, with an on campus/in office presence of two days per week
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Procurement and Purchasing
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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