Procurement Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 26, 2020
Nov 06, 2020
Full Time
Procurement Specialist

The George Mason University National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID), within the College of Science, is seeking candidates for the position of Procurement Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The researchers at the NCBID are leaders in the areas of biotechnology, biodefense and the life sciences. Researchers focus on developing broad spectrum drugs against bioterrorism and newly emerging or reemerging infectious diseases. The work is supported by students and scientific staff in laboratories housed on Mason's Science and Technology (formerly Prince William) campus in Manassas, VA.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will support NCBID operations through the procurement of both goods and services, and fiscal support. The incumbent is responsible for purchasing lab supplies, equipment, maintenance and service agreements; and consultant agreements for the NCBID in accordance with established university purchasing guidelines. Additional duties include providing support for limited Finance tasks. This position also serves as the NCBID Equipment Liaison and assists with the annual inventory audit.

The selected candidate will maintain detailed Microsoft Excel purchasing logs and procurement records, and will work collaboratively with the BRL (Biomedical Research Laboratory) Fiscal and Grants Specialist to ensure all purchases are allowable, allocable and within budget. This position ensures that purchasing takes place in a timely and efficient manner, and in accordance with established purchasing guidelines and procedures.

Required Qualifications: * Completion of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience; * Excellent attention to detail, organization and customer service skills; * Strong computer literacy, including Microsoft Office suite and internet applications; * Ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds; * Ability to troubleshoot and improvise solutions when necessary; * Ability to coordinate confidential and highly sensitive projects; * Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines; * Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: * Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field; * Experience with purchasing and credit card expenditure processing; * Knowledge of Ellucian Banner, Oracle products, and/or MicroStrategy; * Experience working in a large public institution; * Experience working with state policies and procedures; * Experience planning, scheduling and executing operational projects to meet clients' needs.

Because of the nature of the research conducted, employees working in this center have special conditions to remain employed. These include, but are not limited to: successfully complete background investigations, attend required training, and continuous adherence to all policies and procedures.

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

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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.

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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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