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UT Health Lead Buyer I in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Lead Buyer I

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 20000085

Position Summary:

Leads an assigned group of Buyer I positions to ensure the work group adheres to established policies and procedures, and meets performance parameters.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for ensuring that work group adheres to established policies and procedures and meets performance parameters.

  2. Leads a work group of Buyer I positions by providing leadership, coordinating workflow for the work group, and acts as a resource to provide resolution/solutions to complex issues.

  3. Provides coverage to ensure work assigned to the work group is completed in a timely, efficient manner.

  4. Trains and mentors new buyers and other procurement personnel; assists in providing supported client group with information on new vendors and/or products; and assists in developing workflow and/or processes for new products and vendors.

  5. Creates, runs, or modifies routine and ad-hoc reports as needed. Provides data reports for data requests from client groups, and uses queries to track, monitor, and validate work of the work group.

  6. Participates in reviewing, developing, and implementing policies and procedures.

  7. Coordinates the new department on-boarding process, and assists new departments with procurement-related start-up activities within the buyer group.

  8. Develops relationships with internal and external customers to gather feedback to assist in the continual improvement of processes and procedures within the department.

  9. Works on special projects as assigned by the Contract Manager.

  10. Participates in the Buyer I hiring process by assisting the Contract Manager during interviews.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and MS Office proficiency preferred.

Minimum Education:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of buying experience in Higher Education or a State of Texas Institution, with one year of Medical School procurement experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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