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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, NJ

Category Analyst

LocationPiscataway, New Jersey 08854
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-05-20
Direct Apply
Valid Through2024-05-08

Job Description:

Category Analyst

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Category Analyst

Job Category Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/Purchasing

Department University Procurement


Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Category Analyst for University Procurement Services. Reporting to a Lease Administrator / Manager, this position has two primary areas of responsibility: (1) management of universitywide vending machines (currently over 600 machines); and (2) supporting the administration of procurement leases (currently 700 leases). This position will provide excellent customer service to university units and vendors related to vending machines and procurement leases.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Serves as the main point-of-contact for the university vending machine program for Rutgers units and vendors.

  • Manages vending machine maintenance, service and installation activities between facilities and vendors.

  • Develops vending machine issue log and report for measuring machine and vendor performance.

  • Oversees financials and compiles vending machine usage and financial reports for Rutgers units

  • Supports lease administration for procurement leases

  • Maintains lease documentation such as agreements, proposals, POs and invoices in centralized repository

  • Reviews lease agreements for accuracy such as accounting code information

  • Prepares lease data upload for GASB reporting

  • Coordinates end of lease activities such as notification, return procedure, lease extension or buyout

  • Supports the Lease Administration Lead in all procurement lease administrative activities

  • Documents process and procedures to establish a structured and organized environment for day-to-day activities

  • Performs analysis for procurement leases such as Lease vs Buy analysis and cost comparison analysis

  • Participates and contributes to projects related to vending machines and procurement leases

  • Ensures compliance with university guidelines, policies, and procedures

  • Completes various other tasks and duties as assigned

    Position Status Full Time

    Hours Per Week

    Daily Work Shift Day

    Work Arrangement

Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu.

FLSA Nonexempt

Grade 05

Position Salary

Annual Minimum Salary 58867.000

Annual Mid Range Salary 73298.000

Annual Maximum Salary 87729.000

Standard Hours 37.50

Union Description URA-AFT Administrative

Payroll Designation PeopleSoft


Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview.

Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • A minimum of 2 years of project management, scheduling, planning, reporting, leasing, or related experience.


    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work across different vendors and users as required.

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to foster relationships while maintaining compliance with policies and procedures is required.

  • A team player and can balance multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Able to successfully manage activities and projects with limited management involvement.

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with the Office suite of products.

  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent customer service ability and skills.

  • Strong project management skills and problem-solving abilities and a strong professional presence.

  • Experience in working with automated purchasing system.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Vending and/or Food Services Provider management is preferred.

  • Experience in Lease administration is preferred.

    Equipment Utilized

  • Experience in scheduling, planning, report development is required using system or software tools.

  • Experience in preparing data in spreadsheet using Excel.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    Special Conditions

  • Will require occasional travel to different Rutgers locations with vending machines.

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST1338

    Posting Open Date 05/19/2023

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Home Location Campus Off Campus

    City Piscataway

    State NJ

    Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees (https://policies.rutgers.edu/60-1-35-currentpdf) , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals (https://policies.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/100-3-1-current.pdf) , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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