Pharmacy Purchasing Manager

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Full Time Pharmacy

Job Description


Play a key role in supporting a world-class health system. Bring together the vital resources that make exceptional patient care possible. Experience an opportunity that will make the most of your unique abilities. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

As a Pharmacy Purchasing Manager, you will oversee the procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and related products. This involves managing purchasing, contract administration, and inventory control processes as well as relationships with the primary wholesaler and other vendors. You will provide oversight while ensuring compliance with the purchasing aspects of the 340B Drug Pricing Program including management of split billing software. You will also handle drug shortages oversight/implementation and execution/monitoring of pharmacy cost savings initiatives. This position will be responsible for supervising pharmacy buyers, pharmacy storeroom personnel and ensuring that receiving/distribution complies with all relevant federal, state, university and departmental guidelines.

Named #1 in California and #6 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UCLA Health features four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles. We are also home to the world-renowned academic and research capabilities of the David Geffen School of Medicine. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become Los Angeles’ trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.


We’re seeking a strong leader with a Pharm.D., a current California Pharmacist license and:

Four years of pharmacist experience in a similar healthcare system
Knowledge of purchasing practices (including determination of needs, selection of items, bid letting and stores management) sufficient to develop and maintain procedures and purchasing programs
Ability to work independently and with frequent interruptions
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, prioritizing and organizational skills
Knowledge of state, federal and University of California regulations governing the pharmacy practice

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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