This role is necessary to ensure medical items are available for Patient Care at the right prices, right quantity, and at the right time. The Buyer will also monitor the entire P2P Cycle which includes reviewing and resolving all Match Exceptions to ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner as well as disputing all charges for items that do not have evidence of receipt. The Buyer will also ensure inventory levels are appropriate through accurate forecasting, reviewing lead time, analyzing patient needs, and through proper communication with customers on Michigan Medicine needs. Data analysis and metrics which includes monitoring performance of vendors to help decide and recommend if vendors should be a strategic partner or not based on performance. Problem solving skill sets utilizing lean principles are also necessary for continuous improvement.
Provide Michigan Medicine an uninterrupted flow of materials and services while keeping inventory investments to a minimum
Manage the purchasing cycle, including generating requisitions, PO creation, PO follow-up, goods reception, and final payment
Assists with General inventory management to ensure right products are ordered at the right quantity to avoid risk of stock out
Assists with identifying risks that affect supply, transformation, delivery, and customer demand and by developing strategies to minimize or manage risks
Assists with monitoring supplier performance utilizing available tools to measure and provide feedback
Assists with creating service schedules that maintain capacity levels to meet anticipated demand
Assist with Coverage as necessary
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management or minimum of 2 years of Purchasing, Inventory Control, or Supply Chain Management
Experience with ERP systems is a plus
Experience with ERP systems is a plus
Monday Through Friday. Preferred 8AM to 4:30PM. Time can be discussed but candidate is expected to be flexible to make sure hours fit team and health system needs
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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