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Purchasing Manager

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Baltimore City
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business/Accounting/Finance


 Columbus Center Operations

The Columbus Center, located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, is operated and managed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). 


The incumbent will be responsible for managing and overseeing the Columbus Center's procurement activities.

Specific duties include:

  • Effectively understanding and communicating the University’s different procurement methods Columbus Center Operations staff and vendors
  • Developing, managing and improving internal departmental purchasing processes, including clarifying requirements for purchases
  • Investigating alternate sources of supply which could benefit the University
  • Managing the vendor payment process to pay invoices on a procurement credit card or against purchase orders/contracts in place; this also includes, getting the appropriate approvals, entering it into the UMBC Paw Procurement System, tracking expenses against all purchase orders and contracts, providing updated projected expenses each month to the Director of Administration for budget projection purposes
  • Tracking, interpreting and analyzing cost accounting and budget data to identify potential opportunities for strategic sourcing opportunities and partnerships
  • Performing other duties as assigned

This position will initially have one direct report.  

Required Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree preferably in business or a related field and three years (five preferred) of experience in procurement, legal, or business related field.   One year (two preferred) of supervisory or team leader experience required.


Preferred Qualifications: 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in higher education or government procurement
  • Experience with facilities, administration and operations, including supply management
  • Experience with a procurement credit card program
  • Experience with Jaeggar e-Procurement system or similar
  • Experience with People Soft Finance as well as cost accounting and budgeting principles


Background Screening Statement:

If a criminal background check is required for the position keep the sentence below:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by December 6, 2019 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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