The University Procurement Office is seeking a Sourcing Associate who will be responsible for conducting a variety of routine procurement activities or services in accordance with policies, standard practices, sound business and ethical practices. Performs assignments that require basic knowledge of requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, contracts and other related documents as necessary supporting all procurement requirements for assigned internal customer group(s). The Sourcing Associate will report to the Sourcing Director and support the AFCL&S Sourcing Team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Acts as customer service representative to end users.
Serves as the first point of contact for inquiries related to the AFCL&S Sourcing Team and will assist, advise, resolve basic concerns and route communications that need further review to the appropriate Procurement Department staff member.
Reviews incoming requests for clarity, accuracy and completeness and aids in optimizing value across all expenditures by ensuring end-user compliance to preferred contract and procurement policies and procedures.
Advises and trains campus personnel and outside suppliers on procurement policies and procedures.
May recommend updates for procurement policies and procedures.
Works with Accounts Payable and other departments to resolve delivery, suspense, quality and payment problems.
Identifies and maintains on-line goods and services catalogs.
Monitors and follows applicable laws and regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to process multiple projects, set priorities, and work independently to meet objectives.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
Computer skills, including MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Access.
Strong analytical and financial skills.
Knowledge of E-Procurement and SAP is a plus.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent required.
Minimum 2 years' experience in a Buyer role required or other related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Classified Title: Sourcing Associate Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OF Starting Salary Range: $42,432-$58,240-$74,256 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick Department name: Buying Personnel area: University Administration
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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