The Buyer, under the general supervision of the Manager of Materials Management, secures for the hospital the highest quality medical and non-medical supplies, equipment and services, at the lowest cost allowed within acceptable standards set forth by the hospital, by demonstrating and understanding and application of purchasing principles and practices and promoting centralized purchasing and product standardization.
Maintains and updates computer databases
Analyzes requisitions and communicates recommendations to the appropriate personnel regarding item, vendor, purchasing group contracts and related information in order to maximize value.
Updates users for requisitions/POs status.
Insures that purchase orders are consistent with hospital policies.
Takes appropriate action to resolve issues regarding purchase orders, such as, but not limited to, back orders, damaged goods, returns and incorrect items.
Assists the Accounts Payable department with financial and budget information including verification and reconciliation of purchase orders and invoices.
Locates and secures supplies in emergency or disaster situations.
Expedites purchase orders in a timely manner.
Assists in year-end inventory.
Other duties shall include filling in for the Materials Manager Coordinator in their absence.
Associates Degree required
1 or more years of experience in purchasing preferred
Equivalent Combination of Education and Experience is acceptable