Scientific Products Procurement Representative
Products Procurement Representative
to the Assistant Procurement Manager, is responsible for assisting
the WHOI community in regards to the purchasing of scientific and
oceanographic related equipment in addition to other off-the-shelf
small dollar procurement requests. As a contributing member of the
Procurement Team, is committed to the common purpose, performance
goals and approach for which team members hold themselves mutually
accountable. Works closely with all members of the WHOI community
and interacts with all external suppliers to the Institution.
closely and independently with members of the WHOI community
to create an atmosphere of partnership and mutual respect, providing
requests for quotes for off-the-shelf type products; processes
a high volume of procurement documentation including bids, purchase
requisitions and accounts payable certificates in compliance
with Institution policies and government regulations.
existing e-procurement solutions by providing analysis of use,
identifying areas for improvement, educating/training the community
on benefits as required.
community procurement transactions and proposes solutions utilizing
procurement methods available, to enhance the level of service
to the community.
Institution needs and requirements by keeping abreast of market
and product trends.
market for qualified suppliers and maintains appropriate business
relationships with scientific supplier base.
with other members of the Procurement Team in a collaborative
Institution resources by recommending policies and procedures
that conform to government regulations and best business practices.
internal and external periodic feedback procedures, measures
effectiveness of operations, including customer satisfaction,
and proposes methods for continuous improvement.
other duties as assigned.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
Associates Degree in Business or related field and 1 to 2 years
experience in some aspect of procurement desired. The position requires
intermediate computer skills with such programs as Word, Excel,
World Wide Web and relational databases. Data entry skills are essential
in processing the high volume of procurement transactions associated
with this position. Familiarity with scientific terminology for
supplies and equipment preferred. Strong interpersonal, communication
and organizational skills are essential. Must be able to work with
minimal supervision, showing good judgment and discretion. Demonstrated
initiative and willingness to learn and to share knowledge.
Last updated: February 25, 2013