CommonSpirit Health Buyer I in Phoenix, Arizona
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs. For more information, please visit our website at. You can also follow us on and.
The Buyer acts as a purchasing agent for the Dignity Health System, having authority to commit system funds by contract, procures a wide variety of supplies and equipment for multiple acute and non-acute care facilities, using accepted procurement procedures in obtaining best price and quality goods. The buyer function entails receiving automated purchase requests from departments for processing and ordering of supplies. Other related responsibilities include resolution of pricing and shipping discrepancy, expediting of orders, identifying substitutions and alternate sourcing for backordered products and customer service.
Checks purchase requisitions for proper authorization and completeness prior to the acquisition of any requested supplies and equipment
Initiates and maintains purchase orders, utilizing Materials Management software system
Works closely with requesting departments, providing information and assistance in purchasing related matters
Continually seeks to understand and support customer needs, concerns, and priorities - Meets or exceed customer expectations and requirements
Identifies available sources of supply, including alternate products, in the event of back orders
Performance of buying functions with accuracy and competence
Check order status or confirmation before close of business each day, and assure timely delivery and performance
Contacts departments via approved process in the event of a critical product on back order
Returns all calls within one business day
Follows department guidelines and notifies the facility Materials Manager of any variances to the guidelines that may be critical in handling/expediting and processing purchasing ordersIdentifies suitable purchasing arrangements for products, including contracts, blanket orders, Standing orders and vendor stocking arrangements
Management of Blanket and Standing orders to ensure adherence and appropriate renewal action
Arranges for the procurement of supplies on a pooled basis, rather than department by departmentObtain emergency and rush ordered supplies in coordination with the end user departments as requiredExpedites and follow-ups on orders placed on a regular scheduled basis
Communicate to departments; price, terms, back orders, problems and shipping, as arrangements are made in their behalf
Manages vendor returns and credits
Exercises tact, discretion and diplomacy in establishing and maintaining harmonious relations with end user departments
Advises departments of any changes or restrictions on materials that would prohibit the acquisition
Keeps informed of current departmental practices or changes by regularly attending staff meetings
Participates in continuing education related to profession
Ensures unscheduled absences do not exceed department guidelines
Observes the department dress and grooming standards and consistently wears name badge
Provides proper notification of absence or tardiness within established guidelines
Maximizes the use of all facility resources, including supplies, own time and time of others
Performs duties in an independent manner with little or no need for direct supervision
Seeks guidance from department managers when appropriate
Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned and regularly assists others
Seeks methods to improve current practices by identifying problems and proposing viable solutions to supervisor
Additional duties as needed
Three (3) years of experience in a hospital Materials Management Department or two (2) years of experience as a buyer or a combination of experience and education
High School Diploma with five (5) years purchasing or materials management experience or Associate’s degree with two (2) years purchasing experience
Sound customer service techniques and practices, ability to communicate in a professional and articulate manner with internal and external partners at all levels both verbal and written, remain calm and courteous while handling problems, knowledge of Materials Management operations, Lawson system experience, follow established procedures, proficiency in Word and Excel
Experience with medical/surgical supplies and equipment in a hospital setting
Experience in a customer service oriented team environment
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
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Requisition ID 2020-129451
Employment Type Full Time
Department Purchasing And Stores
Hours Per Pay Period 80
Facility CommonSpirit Health National Offices
Standard Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Schedule 8 Hour
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