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NEXT Lab Procurement Manager

Apply now Job no: 492794
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

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Title of Position NEXT Lab Procurement Manager
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department NEXT
Employee Class Nonexempt Full time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Execute purchase orders for materials in support of engineering projects.
  2. Order ongoing supplies for the facility needed for office work, sanitation and everyday use for operating the facility.
  3. Process receipts against purchase orders in order to facilitate payments through accounting.
  4. Provide ongoing support to various functional areas, as it relates to purchasing or supply chain issues.
  5. Conduct RFQ processes including coordinating clarifications with projects, analyzing quotation response and preparing sourcing recommendations.
  6. Manage the sourcing process, and coordinate, along with QA Manager, the Approved Vendor List (AVL).
  7. Resolve order and billing discrepancies in coordination with accounting and vendors; respond to inquiries on any material received.
  8. Communicate with warehouse/receiving regarding incoming shipments when needed.
  9. Track all material orders and assure they arrive on time.
  10. Monitor and control inventory for all lab materials and office supplies.
  11. Coordinate and provide oversight of contract compliance and vendor performance.
  12. Support basic office duties, such as answering and routing phones, responding to emails, maintaining employee, financial, client and collaborator records, and data entry and reporting.
  13. Answering questions and finding information for employees, collaborators, vendors and clients.
  14. Supporting employees by facilitating interdepartmental communications and interactions between internal and external parties.
  15. Ensuring that the office is well-maintained, organized, and secure.
  16. Provides project support, special events and activities as requested.
  17. Developing and implementing new policies and processes.
  18. Other duties as assigned.
Professional Development Requirements
  1. Skills 
  1. Technical proficiency using software applications
  2. Efficient written and oral communications
  3. Effective interpersonal skills
  1. Professional

    1. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university is preferred.
    2. Experience in procurement and administrative support field.
    3. Professional appearance and courteous manner.
    4. Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
    5. Proficiency with office technology and equipment.
    6. Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
  2. Personal

    1. Exceptional interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
    2. Teamwork, and people skills with demonstrable ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment.
    3. Detail oriented with ability to work independently.
    4. Demonstrates a high degree of integrity and discretion.
    5. Ability to adapt to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
Physical Demands
  1. Office work that that primarily involves sitting/standing.
  2. Ascending or descending stairs to attend meetings.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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