Responsible for obtaining a continuous supply of goods and services necessary to support the operations of La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI). Interdepartmental communications in scheduling & organizing monthly vendor show events with top suppliers. Provide customer service and support to employees on all departmental issues, maintain and distribute the appropriate documentation necessary to process the purchasing transactions in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with Federal regulations (Uniform Guidance & OMB Circular Standards). Responsible for the placement and tracking of purchase orders, expediting deliveries, returns, e-catalog & vendor maintenance, as well as the implementation of strategic sourcing methodology. Ensures that the supply of goods and services are procured at the lowest price & highest quality to support the operations of LJI.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
B.S. or B.A. degree preferred, with minimum 2 years of strategic purchasing experience. Strong interpersonal skills are essential, particularly the ability to cooperate and interface with other Institute personnel, offices and with outside vendors. Knowledge of Institute purchasing policies and procedures, cost saving strategies and implementation, process improvement, negotiation, contract negotiation/development/management, cross-functional team cooperation, supplier alliances, e-procurement, category management, program knowledge such as; Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe Editor, as well as a minimal understanding of scientific terms, supplies, and equipment.
- Job Function GA
- Pay Type Salary
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