The Office of Finance & Treasury actively searches for staff members of exceptional ability and promise who share in Princeton University's commitment to excellence, and who present a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. We offer varied professional opportunities spanning all aspects of financial management, analysis, and processing in support of the teaching and research mission. As part of the University community, we respect the dignity and individuality of each member while trying to foster a sense of shared experience and common purpose. We are unwavering in our commitment to both diversity and community and embrace the variety of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives of all of our colleagues.
Princeton University’s Office of Finance and Treasury seeks an accomplished procurement specialist for a newly created position in the central Procurement Services function. This role requires an influential and capable individual who can exercise good judgment, collaborate effectively, and drive process improvements across the Source-to-Pay (S2P) lifecycle, in a non-mandate environment, while balancing the demanding and challenging requirements of a dynamic, world class education and research institution.
This role is expected to deliver measurable value across several key areas including leading sourcing events for goods and services across a range of categories, enhancing the user shopping and purchasing experience, negotiating contracts and terms, and educating stakeholders through ad hoc and formal training sessions.
The Senior Buyer provides a critical step in the purchasing process to ensure purchases initiated by campus are compliant to policy and regulation, but also uses appropriate levels of judgment, wisdom, and initiative to enhance the value of the buy and the overall process. This role exercises appropriate levels of judgment when negotiating contracts to ensure the appropriate balance between end users’ objectives and legal protections for the University. As directed by the category managers, the Senior Buyer also manages a portfolio of contracts for assigned categories.
Finally, the Senior Buyer is the escalation point for campus department buyers, managers, suppliers, and internal Finance and Treasury stakeholders. The ability to resolve a wide range of issues across the S2P lifecycle in a collaborative and courteous manner requires high levels of both technical and interpersonal skills.
Requisition Processing and Compliance
Tactical Sourcing & Contracting
Please submit cover letter with application materials.
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