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Supervisor, Purchasing

Western Governors University
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Business and Financial Services

Job Type: Full time

Job Number: JR-012395

Location: Remote - United States

If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.

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**Qualified Internal applicants must apply by 10/26/2022 to be considered for this role**

About the role:

The purchasing supervisor is responsible for general purchasing and through the daily management of a team of employees to include hiring, motivating, recognizing, and rewarding, coaching, counseling, training, and problem solving. Additionally, the position is responsible for all procure-to-pay processing activities.

What you'll do...

  • Oversees purchasing department personnel development and activities

  • Administers the Amazon, and Workday procure-to-pay systems

  • Assists managers and employees with procure-to-pay and project questions and issues

  • Oversees maintenance of all procure-to-pay and project related records and reports

  • Assesses, documents and updates procure-to-pay policies and procedures

  • Ensures accuracy, security, and completeness of requisitions and purchase orders

  • Oversees supplier/ vendor set up, registration and reporting.

  • Completes miscellaneous procure-to-pay and project reports and documents as requested

  • Works with auditors on external audits of procure-to-pay and project information, controls, and procedures

  • Manages expense reports for Amazon Pcard

  • Attends and participates in meetings and committees as required

  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • ERP experience, strong Excel skills, understanding of the complete procure-to-pay process

  • Communication and people interaction skills, with the ability to collaborate with other departments to improve processes and procedures,

  • Understanding of Accounting principles preferred.

  • Travel & expense system experience preferred.

What you'll need...

  • Requires a Bachelors and 2 years of procurement, purchasing or analyst experience or a minimum of 5 years specific experience.

  • Requires basic management knowledge to lead such as work scheduling, prioritizing, coaching, and process execution. Generally, requires broad knowledge of the job area obtained through education and/or experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of general accounting, payables and disbursement operations, and financial system

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Disclaimer: This Job Description has been designed to indicate the general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications that are required of the employee to do this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

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