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UNIV - Procurement Specialist II (Hybrid Remote) - Department of Neuroscience

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description Summary

In conjunction with and in the absence of the Department Administrator and Departmental Finance Manager, the Procurement Specialist will coordinate the business management functions of grants, contracts, and unrestricted funds for multiple laboratories in the Department of Neuroscience Research. The candidate will report directly to the Department Finance Manager, and once trained there are options for hybrid work schedules. The candidate will be responsible for processing procurement documents, uploading supporting documentation, screening disbursements, expenditures, and fund transfer requests for accuracy, legality, and authorization. In addition, they will be the main point of contact for procurement.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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Job Duties:

30% Serve as primary procurement contact for the Department of Neuroscience and the four (4) service centers within the department. These duties can include: processing OurDay orders, coordinating with faculty, staff, vendors, University departments, Procurement, GCA, and Accounts Payable to complete transactions, and processing check requests, honorariums, laboratory service invoices, animal invoices, and equipment via OurDay, and other MUSC-approved mechanisms.

30%- Complete purchasing card orders for 20+ labs, by monitoring the department's shared email, and ensuring all procurements and administration requests are reviewed and answered promptly. Responsible for processing procurement documents and uploading supporting documentation. Screens disbursement, expenditure, and fund transfer requests for accuracy, legality, and authorization.

15%- Work closely with the Department Administrator and Departmental Finance Manager on the general fiscal administration of the department, ensuring the department complies with the University purchasing policies.

10% Complete Annual Asset Inventory and Surplus for over 300 items valued over 10 million. Visit all departmental space across eight buildings, auditing each lab against the Asset Inventory Management system. Submit required corrections, additions, deletions, and surpluses. Property Liaison-Responsible for new equipment properly tagged, equipment surplus coordination, and fixed asset tracking.

10%- Assist with complex procurement and with resolving procurement issues for the department. Monitoring the completion of large purchases with the department. Process vendor invoices for payment, and if necessary, submit new supplier requests in OurDay.

5%- Assists professional staff in implementing financial procedural changes, determining fund sources, and ensuring fund availability; confers with external agency financial officials about procedures and records.

Additional Job Description

Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma and three years of procurement or contracts experience. A bachelor's degree and one year of procurement or contracts experience.

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Possess good grip strength. Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Ability to use hand/power tools. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements: Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license. Computer literacy. Ability to work overtime as required.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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