Bachelor's degree in a related field with at least one year previous purchasing experience in a large organization, preferably in state or government purchasing and supply procedures. Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) certification required. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs routine and moderately complex purchasing work to obtain goods and services at the time and place needed, in the right quality and quantity, using correct procedures and judgment to meet the needs of the University at the lowest reasonable cost, consistent with market conditions, while maintaining fairness and integrity. Position will purchase for various commodities and services.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Receives and reviews requisitions from departments. Determines if requests are appropriate and consistent with the mission of the University. Determines method of procurement. Develops terms, conditions, and product/service specifications. Works with requesting department to assure needs are met. Identifies potential sources of supply using State of Texas Comptroller's Centralized Master Bidder's list and other sources. Assists departments in obtaining informal and formal bids, including bids from Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB). Prepares purchase orders. Documents purchasing files and develops contracts. Follows up and expedites deliveries. Conducts quality assurance to ensure needs are met. Provides information to management as requested. Maintains advanced knowledge of commodities, markets, laws, and procedures. Solicits formal written bids for routine and complex procurements and construction projects. Conducts bid openings. Evaluates bids and makes awards of purchase orders. Reviews and approves orders issued by or prepared by others. Assures orders are appropriate and consistent with the mission of the University and completed according to established procedures. Monitors Historically Underutilized Business participation and reports results. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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