Reporting to the Director of Procurement, the successful candidate will work with Accounts Payable and Property Management as well as all departments to develop, document and enhance the end-to-end pay to procure process. The candidate will work in a team environment identifying opportunities to streamline workflow and improve efficiency. He/ She will also participate in the development of formal Requests for Proposals, competitive bidding and other procurement projects as assigned by management. The candidate will also conduct analysis and interpret statements of financial obligations, prepare appropriate reports, provide follow-up measures to reconcile and improve current practices when necessary.
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties will include, but are not limited to:
-Assist in the implementation of comprehensive internal controls for any new or revised purchasing procedures
-Administers matters related to non-tax levy purchases under management's direction;
-Assist with the negotiation of contracts with vendors based on price and product specifications
-Liaison with CUNY Legal for approval of contract boiler plate, as well as auditor and other internal and external agencies as necessary
-Advertise in the City Record and NYS Contract Reporter for non-tax levy projects, RFP's and other contracts
-Assist and perform Fixed Asset Inventory, utilizing the module in CUNYFirst
-Ensure that all purchase requisitions are processed in a timely manner
Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in Accounting, Business Administration Finance or related field
CPPB certification preferred
Extensive Knowledge of CUNY or State of New York or New York City accounting and auditing principles, and purchasing regulations
Minimum of two (2) Years' experience working with sourcing of commodities and services
Experience with the procuring of scientific equipment, computer hardware/software, supplies and chemicals
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access
Experience with interpreting and applying CUNY and NYS regulations, policies and procedures
Minimum of two (2) Years' knowledge of computerized procurement system such as CUNYFirst and State Financial System or any Oracle/PeopleSoft based ERP system
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Excellent team building, decision-making, and organizational skills
Strong analytical and technical skills
Experience working in a higher education setting
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Coordinates matters related to procurement under management direction.
Maintains accounts, budgets, contracts, agreements, and documentation related to the procurement process
Analyzes procurement practices, procedures, and responsibilities, developing process documentation and identifying potential improvements
Maintains College and University systems that manage and track procurement activities
Assumes responsibility for selected procurement projects
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary range : $47,340 to $58,555 commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
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Click on "Finance Procurement Specialist"
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January 27, 2020
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Internal Number: 21555
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