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Buyer, Life Sciences

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University Of California San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/09/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Join our team of professionals who share a passion for creating value through innovation and collaboration. Our team is looking to add an extremely creative and enthusiastic individual with a drive to succeed. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is results driven and enjoys working in a "roll up your sleeves" fast-paced environment.

Incumbent serves as the Buyer, Life Sciences in Procurement & Contracts ---a division of Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS) housed within Business and Financial Services (BFS). This position manages Life Science Supplies, Lab Supplies, Minor Equipment and related commodities within the context of Marketplace, UCSD's e-Procurement portal. Incumbent will serve as the transactional and supplier point of contact within assigned commodity/service areas, and is also responsible for adoption and implementation of strategically sourced agreements.

This position processes purchase transactions in Marketplace, directing requestors to appropriate University guidelines and policies as necessary. By utilizing their basic understanding of scientific principles, incumbent helps UCSD researchers solve practical problems involving the procurement of goods and services. Works closely with the Commodity Manager to monitor data from each of their commodity/service areas and contracted suppliers in order to understand purchase patterns from the end users and correct any catalog discrepancies.

The incumbent uses this data as a foundation, incumbent works with their suppliers to make adjustments in the catalog for the purpose of correcting pricing. Analytical skills necessary to evaluate the quality and cost effectiveness of purchasing options. Ability to analyze data and information, recognize potential impact, identify alternative solutions, and make recommendations to management.

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  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Basic understanding of purchasing and procurement practices, business law concepts, and accepted business practices.

  • Analytical skills necessary to evaluate the quality and cost effectiveness of purchasing options.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret terms and conditions of basic contracts.

  • Understands ERP/financial systems (such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Banner, etc.).

  • Excellent Interpersonal, oral and written skills.

  • Proficient at MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).


  • Life Science lab experience, either academic or work related.

  • Advanced degree in a scientific field.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure is required.

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