Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 28, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Full Time
BuyerThe George Mason University, Facilities Department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a Buyer position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:This position provides prompt, accurate and responsive procurement support to the Facilities department by applying the principals of competition to maintain the intent of the public procurement function. Conducts a variety of procurement activities to include purchasing of goods and services, obtaining bids, developing reliable sources of supply including fostering relationships with small, woman-owned and minority firms, and expediting orders. Provides accurate assistance, advice, and guidance to requesters on procurement issues.Required Qualifications:Knowledge and ability to proficiently use automated purchasing systems (eVA) and issue appropriate purchase orders;Knowledge and practical application of procurement law and principles;Considerable knowledge of governmental procurement concepts, initiatives and practices;Demonstrated skill in strategic thinking with the ability to exercise sound judgment to make procurement decisions;Demonstrated skill in spreadsheets and word processing, preferably Microsoft Office;Demonstrated skill in researching and analyzing information;Skill in providing effective customer service, including analysis of issues through independent judgement and decision making;Skill in effective and respectful verbal, written, and interpersonal communication; ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when communicating with individuals at all levels of the organization;Ability to analyze purchase requests, interpret specifications and determine appropriate procurement methods;Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily activities; ability to remain organized while working on multiple, simultaneous projects;Ability to demonstrate significant attention to detail and perform work with a high degree of accuracy in a fast pace, customer service-oriented environment;Ability to understand and apply procurement policy and standard operating procedures;Ability to work effectively with others both in the department and to external colleagues;Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team environment;Ability to execute simple to moderately complex purchases of supplies, equipment and services;Ability to analyze and evaluate quotes/bids and make appropriate purchasing decisions;Ability to follow up with end users and vendors to resolve issues; andAbility to deliver excellent customer service and build strong working relationships.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application, upload your resume and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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