Under the supervision of the Manager of Supply Chain, the Buyer is responsible for the acquisitioning of various supplies and equipment for the East Tennessee Children's Hospital system. Based on established procedures and guidelines the buyer collaborates with clinical and non-clinical departments to procure the most appropriate and cost-effective products to meet department and organizational needs.
Minimum Work Experience
Previous work experience in Supply Chain environment with 3-5 years of purchasing experience. Hospital purchasing experience preferred.
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Strong proficiency in computer applications.
Attention to detail and organization abilities required.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and written.
Negotation skills needed
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Medium lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-20 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 100 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
Internal Number: 8079
About East Tennessee Children's Hospital
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.