Genome Institute of Singapore (A*STAR)

Assistant Officer, Procurment (GIS)

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Job Description:

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). It has a global vision that seeks to use genomic sciences to improve public health and public prosperity. Established in 2001 as a centre for genomic discovery, the GIS will pursue the integration of technology, genetics and biology towards the goal of individualized medicine.

As part of the Procurement team, you will provide support for researchers in the procurement of consumable, equipment and services required for their R&D work.

You will be responsible for daily processing of Purchase Orders using online procurement system and this will include ensuring the completeness of purchase requests according to organisational policies and procedures, attending to queries from requesters in a timely manner and issuance of Purchase Orders to vendors after approval is obtained. You are also required to work closely with finance partner on PO account related matters.

In addition, you will provide support to requesters for any systems access request and to escalate any technical issues to support team with close follow-up to resolve them. You will assist in user acceptance test for new enhancement in the online procurement systems.

You will manage the tender processes by providing administrative support to requesters in the requisition, evaluation and award process. You will be tasked to prepare management reports and handle any other ad hoc administrative duties.

  • Polytechnic Diploma preferably with 1 year relevant working experience

  • Familiar with MS Office and digital technology such as zoom, skype, google search

  • Knowledge of SAP will be advantageous and on the job training will be provided

  • Team player with the ability to adapt to changes quickly

  • Meticulous with good communication skills

  • Possess drive, initiative and a pleasant personality

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision


Job Summary

Entry level Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma
Genome Institute of Singapore (A*STAR)


About Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) A*STAR is Singapore's lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society. About Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is a research institute funded under A*STAR’s Biomedical Research Council, that advances genomics through discovery-based research on systems and integrative biology. As the national flagship institute for genomic sciences in Singapore, GIS pursues the integration of technology, genetics and biology and continues to be the nucleating force for collaborative genomic studies in Singapore, and extending partnerships internationally in both the academic and commercial sectors.

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