Position Summary: Under general supervision, the Buyer 2 is responsible for daily departmental procurement activities with the ability to evaluate requests for services, set appropriate priorities, and communicate priorities to peers and customers tactfully, but effectively, in order to maintain positive working relationships and confidence from customer areas. The Buyer 2 performs purchasing duties according to prescribed procedures and/or defined instructions including maintaining an integral database of information, serving as a liaison between various parties in the supply chain, interfacing with Accounts Payable to facilitate accurate payment of vendors, ensuring the fulfillment of contract terms, monitoring vendor relationships & performance, and coordinating items and vendor requests. The incumbent may be delegated limited commitment authority.
Rate Minimum $52,200.00 Maximum $88,600.00
Required Qualifications: Customer service oriented and team focusedDemonstrated ability to assess customer needs, meet quality standards for services, and evaluate customer satisfactionDemonstrated fundamental knowledge of procurement practices and proceduresDemonstrated general knowledge of vendor sourcing and negotiation techniquesDemonstrated work experience in progressively more complex roles related to data analysis.Excellent verbal and written communication skillsExperience with the development of RFP'sFamiliar with MS Office suiteHigh School GraduateIntermediate experience with excelKnowledge of healthcare materials, equipment, supplies, and services and how they are managed and used in a clinical capacityMinimum of 2 years experience as a purchaser in a large, complex healthcare systemPossess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the positionPrevious experience with GHX Exchange and dashboards.Previous experience with MMIS systemStrong organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple assignments
Preferred Qualifications: AA Degree preferred.Associate of ArtsIntermediate MS Excel or higher preferred.Knowledge of Material Management Information Systems (MMIS)Previous experience in a service center environmentSpecialized Hospital experience, e.g., EP Lab, Cath Lab, and/or OR
Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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