Services for the Underserved

Procurement Specialist

US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Company Overview:


Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.


For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.


We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.


Position Summary: The Purchasing Associate will procure designated materials, supplies, equipment for SUS departments and facilities at optimum quality, price, and delivery


  • Process requisitions for household supplies, food, medical, special needs, office, furniture, copier & printer supplies, appliances etc.
  • Knowledge of different types of finished products, maintenance and equipment, medical etc.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors
  • Able to perform value analysis
  • Research market for new vendors and products
  • Maintain Food and Household Budgets on the system
  • Match purchase orders to invoices, collecting POD’s
  • Maintain Bellwether Purchasing Item Pricing Database
  • Troubleshoot Bellwether issues over the phone
  • Advanced Excel and Word Skills
  • Provide customer service to programs & vendors regarding purchasing issues
  • Training liaison for staff using bell Purchasing System
  • Assist in department projects as needed
  • Provide coverage for other departmental staff as needed
  • Provide coverage/help for Fleet Administrator-maintain database of agency vehicles and drivers, assist with vehicles service requests and accidents, apply for DOT parking Permits etc.

Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays




High School/GED Diploma. (Bachelor’s Degree or College Credits preferred.)

Three or more years’ experience working in similar capacity

Demonstrated ability/experience in customer service and data entry

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet.

Knowledge of accounts payable/receivable.

Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment


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