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Buyer 1

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

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Buyer 1

Job no: 531885

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Business Administration/Management

Department: Central Business Services Office
Classification: Buyer 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $17.43 - $26.00 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes June 20, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, upload the following with your online application:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
  • A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

    The online application includes the name and contact information of at least three professional references. The candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Department Summary

    The Central Business Service Offices (CBSO), a shared service office, provides service within the Office of the Provost portfolio. The specific services are in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Contracting, Travel, and Accounts Payable.

    The mission of the shared services group is to provide consistency through centralized services, offering our expertise in processing a wide variety of financial and human resources transactions and functions including acting as a liaison to the Business Affairs Office, Purchasing and Contracting Services, and University Human Resources, and Payroll Administration. We are committed to providing superior customer service and creating partnerships with our customers to ensure their needs are fulfilled to the highest standard.

    The CBSO unit provides shared services for several organizations within the OtP portfolio including:

  • College of Design
  • School of Journalism & Communication
  • College of Education
  • Clark Honors College
  • Ballmer Institute

    The units supported by CBSO constitute a large business enterprise consisting of more than 2,500 employees and a total budget of more than $100 million in budgeted operations funds. There are additional operations funds such as foundation funds, research funding, designated operations, and other non-general funds, an estimated $15M before foundation funds. The CBSO also works with multiple employee category types funded from various sources such as sponsored, gift, and foundation funds and research, outreach, and designated ops org funds. The CBSO also handles these fund transitions in addition to budgeted operations funds.

    Position Summary

    The purpose of the Buyer 1 position is to process purchase orders and contracts and to consult with units on all aspects of purchasing and contract needs. Expenditures must be carefully monitored for compliance with state, grant, and UO Foundation regulations and guidelines.

    This position makes decisions related to UO business expense policies along with UO purchasing and contracting policies. Non-routine or unusual decisions will be made in consultation with the CBSO Contracting and Procurement Manager. The complex nature of this position requires the ability and skill to track transactions and/or errors through an account from initiation to resolution. This position routinely interacts with internal and external (national and international) constituents including faculty, staff, administrators, and vendors.

    This position reports to the CBSO Contracting and Procurement Manager.

    Minimum Requirements

  • One year of full-time purchasing experience - must include using purchasing practices, procedures, and techniques such as determining specifications, placing purchase orders, and processing requisitions; AND
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a closely-related field or three more years of relevant experience.

    Professional Competencies

  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Suite including Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a team and to customers both within and without the industry.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret, understand, and communicate clearly complex policies and procedures to non-accounting personnel.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of experience working with integrated information systems such as Banner, PeopleSoft, or similar.
  • Three years of experience with purchasing and procurement within a nonprofit or other relatable experience.
  • Three years of experience with contracting policies and procedures within a nonprofit or other relatable experience.
  • Experience with Amazon Business and other procurement sites and systems.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


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