BUYER, Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF), to purchase standard catalog materials, supplies, equipment, and services--generally from known sources--at the best possible price and value to the Institute and under advantageous purchase arrangements. Responsibilities include handling the transactional aspects of procuring goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets set by MIT and external funding sources; ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to and appropriate documentation is provided on purchase orders; liaising with suppliers and individual departments, labs, or centers to resolve procurement-related issues; collaborating with the Procurement team, sharing relevant information, and identifying and resoling problems/obstacles; referring internal customers to existing preferred suppliers in order to reduce costs; assisting senior buyer and members of Procurement Operations team in monitoring supplier performance and tracking the integrity of pricing, deliverables, and customer service; assisting internal customers with ensuring adherence to and compliance with MIT and government policies related to purchasing operations; participating in projects as assigned; and acting as backup for the procurement purchasing tool, Buy to Pay (B2P) Contact Center.
REQUIRED: high school diploma; at least three years' experience in the procurement field; at least one year of customer service experience; excellent written and oral communication skills; self-motivation; strong problem-solving and decision-making skills; a high level of commitment to customer service; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; and proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel) and SAP. A bachelor's degree, experience with procurement of lab supplies and chemicals, and knowledge of Buy-to-Pay/Coupa strongly preferred. A certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is also preferred. Job #15399-N
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