Position Summary: Reporting to the Senior Director of General Services, performs professional purchasing work for procurement of equipment, supplies, and services of complex technical and specialized items which are typically made, altered, or customized to meet the Universitys specific needs and specifications. Incumbent will independently negotiate contracts with vendors, and requires extensive knowledge of sources of supply, interpretations of specifications, and possible substitutions. Promotes the most effective use of funds in the acquisition of assigned commodities in accordance policies and procedures. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting specific turnaround times, goals, and objectives.
Rate Minimum $57,400.00 Maximum $97,300.00
Required Qualifications: Ability to perform procurement functions using an automated purchasing systemDemonstrated knowledge of business practices such as Purchasing, Business Law, Economics, and AccountingMinimum 3 years relevant experienceMust be able to independently act to resolve problems and deal with difficult situationsMust be able to work under pressure and produce accurate, detailed workMust possess excellent negotiating and political acumen skillsMust possess strong verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the jobMust possess valid driver's license to travel to meet with customers, and attend off-site training or vendor locations as needed to complete assignments
Preferred Qualifications: Procurement experience in a hospital settingUnderstanding of JCAHO, DHS, and OSHPD requirements pertaining to procurement/contracts
Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.