About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Entry Level Buying Position. Advertise, evaluates, negotiates and awards competitive solicitations for goods and services of the University. Performs research to identify new contract opportunities. Works as a liaison between vendors and departments on campus. Acts as a contract administrator in deciding if established contracts should be renewed, allowed to expire, terminated, or cancelled. Has purchase order signature authority without additional approval up to $25,000. Responsible for procuring industrial, manufacturing equipment and light construction goods/services commodities.
Required Qualifications:Strong written and verbal communication skills required
Familiarity with accounting principles and practices
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Ability to conduct business with professionalism and diplomacy at all levels within the University
Must possess ability to adhere to strict deadlines while maintaining sense of urgency multi-tasking daily duties
Demonstrated skills in utilizing automated information systems and office support software while maintaining an exceptional level of accuracy is necessary.
Demonstrated ability to perform in a high volume service center, processing large amounts of data and maintaining exceptional accuracy is required.
Preferred Qualifications:Experience in public procurement
A Professional Procurement Certification is desired and will be expected to be achieved within two years of hire.
Experience utilizing Sciquest procurement software is preferred.
Advanced education in business administration, construction management, or equivalent fields of study.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 03/01/2017