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Come and join us in supporting Stanford’s missions in teaching and research! The Purchase Requisition Specialist position is a member of Vendor Management Purchase Requisition team at Stanford University IT. This position will include preparing purchase requisitions effectively to best meet the Business needs. We are a team of amazing team players, we collaborate and support each other to excel in order to best support University IT mission and vision.



  • Be part of the Vendor Management Purchase Requisition Team to provide services to University IT and Stanford University as a whole.
  • Responsible for performing purchase requisition functions for the acquisition of hardware, software and services.



  • Manage a ticket queue daily for service requests (ServiceNow, Jira)
  • Review service requests and process purchase requisitions in the system, and follow through to document the POs in the database.
  • Review and submit invoices electronically to Accounts Payable for payment.
  • Conduct research as necessary to locate sources for supplies.
  • Process simple contract renewals.
  • Perform related procurement activities as assigned.


Education & Experience:

Associates degree or equivalent experience performing duties similar to those listed above or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience placing routine purchase requisitions using Oracle or similar systems.

Ability to work in a dynamic environment to identify, clarify and resolve routine purchasing problems as they arise.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Take initiative to complete duties proactively with attention to details, and work effectively under varying deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population.


Certifications and Licenses:




Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, occasionally stand, walk, and use a telephone.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be accountable and meet commitments, to be professional and supportive when collaborating and communicating.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


Why Stanford is for You

Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere.

Our generous perks align with what matters to you:

  • Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement.
  • A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs.
  • A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities.
  • Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!

We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.


The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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