Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is accepting applications for a full-time Buyer in Procurement Services.
Analyze requisitions and select proper procurement method
Develop specifications and evaluate bids and proposals
Develop sources of supply
Conduct pre-bid, pre-proposal and post-award conferences
Enter orders into eVA
Investigate questionable charges and perform annual detailed procurement audits
Monitor and evaluate vendor performance – ensure vendor compliance with quality and applicable terms and conditions
Initiate default actions
Advise and provide training to VMI personnel on proper procurement procedures
Prepare and issue complex procurements in accordance with applicable regulations
Ensure procurement files are properly documented and in compliance.
Ability to work independently
Strong oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Graduation from a College or University with a degree in business or related field is preferred; however, High School graduate or GED with prior extensive procurement experience may substitute for college degree
Purchasing experience in a higher education setting or Commonwealth of Virginia procurement
Experience in IT procurement
Experience in developing and maintaining web pages
Salary based on qualifications and experience.
Please include a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
VMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against anyone because of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, or disability. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on qualifications and experience.
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitud...es of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.