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University Procurement Buyer ($30-35/hr)

Boston, MA  02110 - US

ID: 8446 REQID: Administrative/Clerical External Employee Full Time

University Procurement Buyer ($30-35/hr)

Join a prestigious educational institution as a University Procurement Buyer, where you will be tasked with purchasing a variety of goods and services to ensure the best value and cost-efficiency for the institution. This role offers a competitive hourly rate of $30-35 and a hybrid work setup, requiring on-campus presence just once a week, typically on Mondays. The ideal candidate will streamline procurement processes, engage with both new and established suppliers, and uphold the highest standards of fiscal responsibility while adhering to specified institutional policies.


  • Procure materials, components, and services aligning with cost, quality, and delivery targets
  • Process requisitions swiftly and accurately, following institutional guidelines
  • Negotiate contracts that accommodate unique terms applicable to various provisions
  • Drive cost reductions by directing to preferred suppliers
  • Act as the point of contact for supplier relations and resolve procurement-related issues
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure pricing integrity and satisfactory delivery
  • Assist with compliance paperwork to adhere to both institutional and sponsor policies
  • Undertake additional duties as needed


  • Minimum of two years' experience in procurement
  • At least one year of experience in customer service
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • High organizational and strategic planning skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service and teamwork
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with high attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the Coupa system preferred
  • Experience in procuring lab equipment, chemicals, and laboratory services is a plus

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ProPivotal is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, color, religion, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

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