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University of Pittsburgh Buyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chemistry - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24000408)


The Chemistry Department in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Buyer.

The Buyer position will be responsible for interfacing with vendors and purchasing at all levels within the department. This includes, but limited to: creating, reviewing, and approving shopper carts in the PantherExpress system, preparing Professional Service Agreements, inter-department charges (IDC) transfers, and cash reports. In addition, the Buyer will coordinate the delivery of all large, capital purchases and ensure that all capital purchases are properly recorded and tagged. The Buyer will also serve as the primary shipping agent, arranging for any deliveries or returns required. The incumbent will work closely with the department Sponsored Projects Administrator, Stockroom Manager, the Fiscal Manager and the Administrative Officer to ensure all purchasing is completed within the University policy guidelines. Candidates must be proficient with the Microsoft Office platform software.

Job Summary

Performs routine duties associated with the buying process. Researches and orders products, selects vendors, compiles product information, and studies market trends. Facilitates related administrative tasks for back-orders, quotes, and deliveries. Develops and maintains an efficient database.

Essential Functions 

Must be able to use a computer and keyboard and be able to use video communication technology (i.e., Zoom, Teams, etc.). Work is frequently conducted by email, telephone, in-person, and/or using video communications technology. The ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion is essential.

Physical Effort 

Minimal physical effort required. This position is generally sedentary within an office setting.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


Assignment Category Full-time regular

Job Classification Staff.Buyer I

Job Family Finance & Procurement

Job Sub-Family Procurement & Purchasing

Campus Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience Required No experience required

Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience? Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.

Hiring Range $37,182.00 to $46,478.00

Relocation Offered No

Visa Sponsorship Provided No

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check

Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable

Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter

Optional Documents Not Applicable