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Job Req ID:  90198

Buyer Supervisor

The Buyer Supervisor is responsible for conducting operational procurement activities for the acquisition of goods or services for assigned internal customer group(s), in accordance with procurement policies, standard practices, sound business and ethical practices. The position processes the full range of requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, contracts and other related documents, including those requiring detailed knowledge and exercise of professional judgment beyond routine.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Manages the duties of the Buyers. Recognized as subject matter expert. Knows when to escalate to higher authority.
  • Provides direction to buyers. Resolves complex issues as well as those for which no precedent exists.
  • Provides authoritative advice, guidance, and direction to staff and end-users in preparing requisitions, developing specifications, identifying quality supply sources, and interpreting and applying pertinent regulations and policies.
  • Acts as customer service representative to end users as the second point of contact for any inquiries regarding the requisitioning process and systems to assist, advise and resolve any concerns.
  • Reviews escalated procurement requests for clarity, accuracy and completeness and aids in optimizing value across all expenditures by ensuring end-user compliance to preferred contracts, policies and procedures.
  • Manages the training of internal personnel, campus personnel and outside suppliers on purchasing policies and procedures and recommends updates for purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Manages the review of computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories and collects data to determine price reasonableness for new items and accurately document findings
  • Manages purchase order process, receiving monitoring and informs and support Buyers end users on closing out existing purchase orders.
  • Works with Accounts Payable and other departments to resolve delivery, suspense, quality and payment problems.
  • Identifies and maintains on-line goods and services catalogs.
  • Monitors and follows applicable laws and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Special Skills and Knowledge:


  • Ability to process multiple projects, set priorities, and work independently to meet objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Strong oral, presentation, training and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills, including MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Access.
  • E-Procurement, SAP/R3 knowledge a plus/40.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. CPM or CPSM preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ of progressively responsible purchasing experience in a Buyer role or other related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


  • Preferred Qualifications
    CPM or CPSM preferred.

    Classified Title: Buyer Supervisor 
    Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OH 
    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00 pm 
    Exempt Status: Exempt 
    Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick 
    Department name: Buying 
    Personnel area: University Administration

     

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