Buyer I

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Work type: Staff
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time


Buyer I

*** Temporary Appointment  ***


Processes purchase orders for goods and services using the PeopleSoft Financials-Purchasing system. Verifies price and availability prior to processing requisitions into purchase orders. Follows up on open purchases and services to expedite orders for payment delivery or completion of service. May obtain telephone bids or informal written bids, place standing orders, verify cost information, process purchasing documents, establish records and review documents for compliance with purchasing criteria, gather information for others to use, and process a variety of purchase documents. May be expected to apply pre-existing specifications to subsequent, routine documents and to develop original specifications for non-technical purchases, with guidance and supervision. Interacts with Accounts Payable, campus departments and vendors to problem solve purchase orders and ensure timely payment. Makes customer service visits. Maintains and manages vendor information in the VendorData database for the Campus. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Equivalent to at least one year of purchasing experience as a buyer or buyer trainee in a competitive bidding setting or in the processing or administration of contracts, service agreements, or leases. May substitute experience with a bachelor’s degree in purchasing, accounting, marketing, general business, or other appropriate field.

General knowledge of purchasing principles, practices, and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of methods and procedures of purchasing, including the processes of competitive bidding as required by the California State Statutes and Codes. Ability to perform or learn campus routine purchasing, ordering, and contract processes. Ability to write specifications and follow processes for recording and documenting purchasing activities. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse clientele. Ability to independently gather and analyze data necessary for informed purchasing decisions. Ability to conduct business transactions and perform simple research. Ability to verbally and in written form communicate clearly in English. Familiarity with standard computer applications and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Hiring Salary:  $3,524 - $3,679 per month

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