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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 105422-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Office & Administrative Support

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Purchasing Associate

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Hiring Department:





This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $14.25

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, this position primarily provides laboratory supply and equipment order placement services in support of research. The volume of purchasing activity this position handles is estimated to be near 10 million dollars annually. This position also provides back up support to the departments travel procurement card manager and reimbursement approver. This position works closely with other members of the Biochemistry business office staff, including the Associate Procurement Specialist, Reconcilers, Department Management, Professors, Researchers, and the Department Chair. They provide services for a diverse range of professionals, from management and students to hundreds of national vendors. The Department of Biochemistry's annual expense budget is approximately $30 million. The department employs approximately 600, including faculty, academic and university staff, graduate students, and undergraduates. The department budget is derived from or allocated into approximately 300 accounts and sub-accounts. Funding sources include federal grants, state grants, gifts and trusts, chargeback funds, foundation endowments, and cash funds.



Additional Requirements:

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Schedule Comment:

Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm


Kallee Schneider
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. The cover letter should detail relevant experience, training and education for this position. Professional reference lists should include the contact's name, telephone number, email address and relationship to the applicant.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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