University of Utah Assistant Buyer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/06/2018

Requisition Number PRN17997B

Job Title Assistant Buyer

Working Title Assistant Buyer

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01370 - Neurobiology and Anatomy Admin

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Assists with purchase order processing by contacting vendors and suppliers for quotes and follows up on unresolved purchase orders. Ensures billing and order accuracy and resolves related problems. Creates tracking systems; compiles, evaluates and maintains systems depending upon department needs.


Reviews and processes routine purchase requisitions for goods and services. Ensures compliance with purchasing procedures, state procurement codes and user requirements. Prepares standard bids, proposals and recommendation justifications. Interacts with vendors and departments regarding procurement procedures and status of orders. Maintains and updates product catalogs, vendor files and price lists. Maintains records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines. Reconciles and processes receiving reports, vendor invoices and other procurement documents. Expedites shipping and deliveries; maintains inventories; monitors usage inconsistencies, price changes and back orders.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years experience in a procurement environment or related field required. Superior organizational and problem solving skills as well as a strong working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required. Acquired or working toward completion of Accredited Purchasing Practitioners (APP) may be preferred in some areas of assignment. This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.