The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh are seeking a shared Buyer. The Buyer position will be responsible for interfacing with vendors and purchasing at all levels across both departments. This includes reviewing and approving shopper carts in the PantherExpress system. In addition, the Buyer will coordinate the delivery of all large, capital purchases made by both departments and ensure that all capital purchases are properly recorded and tagged. The Buyer will also serve as the primary shipping agent for the two departments, arranging for any deliveries or returns required by members of either department. This position will also be responsible for creating and supplying fiscal reports related to purchasing within the departments as well as conveying and enforcing purchasing policies and procedures to members of both departments. Candidates must be proficient with the Microsoft Office platform software Experience using PantherExpress and PRISM software is greatly preferred but not required.
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), organizational skills, and be both comfortable with and proficient in the use of computers (i.e. Microsoft Office software, e-mail, electronic calendars, web content management programs). Familiarity with the University's PantherExpress system would be extremely beneficial.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.