Buyer IV - Procurement and Contracting

UC Irvine Health   •  

Fullerton, CA

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 39 days ago

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Contracting Manager, performs professional purchasing work for procurement of equipment (including capital equipment), supplies, and services of highly complex technical and specialized items which are designed and manufactured exclusively to meet the University's specific needs and specifications. Incumbent will independently handle difficult negotiations with vendors and requires extensive knowledge of sources of supply, interpretations of specifications, and possible substitutions. Promotes the most effective use of funds in the acquisition of assigned commodities in accordance with policies and procedures. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting specific turnaround times, goals, and objectives. May supervise the work of other purchasing staff.

Required Qualifications:

Ability to perform procurement functions using an automated purchasing system

Demonstrated knowledge of business practices such as Purchasing, Business Law, Economics, and Accounting

Minimum 5 years relevant experience

Must be able to independently act to resolve problems and deal with difficult situations

Must be able to work under pressure and produce accurate, detailed work

Must possess excellent negotiating and political acumen skills

Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills in English

Must possess valid driver's license to travel to meet with customers, and attend off-site training or vendor locations as needed to complete assignments

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of UCI policies and procedures

Knowledge of UCIMC and clinic departments, locations, cost center numbers & routes


$63K - $107K