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Supply Chain Associate

Iowa City, IA

Job Reference #: 72626

Job Information:

The University of Iowa is seeking two Supply Chain Associates to provide day-to-day support for the Purchasing department’s Strategic Sourcing Team.  This position will assist in bid preparation, contract extensions as well as marketing, communication and training materials for users throughout campus. This involves responding to daily issues and questions that may arise, communication with staff in departments, researching issues and making recommendations for resolution.  This position requires knowledge of purchasing related systems as well as entry level design skills.

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
• Minimum 6 months related supply chain experience is required.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
• Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills.
• Good organizational and analytical/statistical skills are required.
• Must be proficient in computer software applications/demonstrated competence with Microsoft Excel and Word.  A work sample will be given to interviewees either before or at the time of interview to assess Excel skills.  A writing sample will be requested at the time of interview.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Knowledge of automated systems.
• Familiarity with PeopleSoft Financials.
• Familiarity with the ePro and APPO systems.
• Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations.
• Experience with purchasing transactional analysis of data.
• Experience with marketing and designing communication materials.
To apply and see additional job description visit our website at: and search for req #72626.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Posted 04/13/18

Job ID: 40181945