Carnegie Mellon's faculty, staff, and students work together to change the world. The Procurement Services group, within the department of Finance, 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 to ensure compliance with policy and procedures and routing the orders 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 management reporting dashboards and identify trends and improvement opportunities.
Lead process improvement initiatives and act as a liaison with a decentralized buying community and business systems team to improve efficiency.
You will have strong attention to detail, a healthy questioning attitude, and a strong process orientation. Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Finance Department. 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 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 under mandate 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
Are you passionate about this opportunity with us? Please apply.
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Department URL: https://www.cmu.edu/finance/procurementservices/
Job Function: Finance / Accounting
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: AVP - FINANCE
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Budgeted Base Pay: negotiable
Internal Number: 2013919
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.