The wage range for this position is $22.57 - $23.54 per hour and is non-negotiable.
This position works a hybrid in-office/remote schedule. Incumbent must live within a commutable distance to San Diego State University.
WHO WE ARE
Established in 1943, the mission of the SDSU Research Foundation (SDSURF) is to focus on realizing the research objectives of San Diego State University, and to be the backbone for faculty and staff to find, attract, win, and administer their research and sponsored programs. SDSU is one of the top public research universities in the nation, furthering discoveries, interventions, and solutions that improve communities and change the world. The SDSURF provides the full life cycle of grants services to faculty and staff to realize these discoveries, interventions, and solutions that make a difference.
WHAT OUR DEPARTMENT DOES
The SDSURF’s Procurement department participates in the university’s mission of research excellence by supporting all project and department staff seeking goods and services to procure that allow them to continue their research without delay. In accordance with the responsibility and authority delegated by SDSURF’s chief financial officer, our staff oversees that all services are in accordance with Research Foundation, state, federal, and sponsoring agencies’ policies, and guidelines as well as good business practices.
YOUR ROLE IN CREATING THE UNIVERSITY’S PRESENT AND FUTURE
The Buyer II plays a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the department which leads to the success of researchers, the Research Foundation and San Diego State University. Our procurement team ensures that all acquisitions meet the policies and procedures put in place by the funding agency, CSU, SDSU and SDSURF. Our team will assist in finding competent suppliers, clarify supplier terms and conditions, and monitoring all orders until complete.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO AND MANAGE
The Buyer II under the guidance of the Procurement Manager will assist in the day-to-day processes within the department that include exceptional customer service to our stakeholders as they may have questions or concerns regarding an order or require assistance on getting a quote, process purchase orders in a timely manner, communicate with customers regarding order delays, product availability or price changes or returns, maintaining a good company image with suppliers through daily business contacts, understand SDSU protocols for acquisitions of controlled substances, hazardous or radioactive materials, compressed gasses and chemicals, and to work with various departments such as accounts payable and sponsored research administration.
THE SKILLS WE NEED
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Needed:
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills:
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
HOW TO APPLY AND TIPS FOR MAKING IT THROUGH OUR HIRING PROCESS
You must apply through the SDSURF Career Page. Make sure your application is complete. Including a resume and cover letter is recommended. Respond to supplemental questions thoroughly.
WHAT OUR HIRING PROCESS IS LIKE
We work as fast as we can to make hiring decisions. However, it may take several weeks for all the parties involved to review your application. We keep in touch each step of the way and inform you of the status of your application.
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION: