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Purchasing Coordinator

Posted: 11/13/2022

Overview

Join our team of dedicated professionals who provide services and operational support to award winning hospitals through roles in supply chain, IT and cybersecurity, clinical engineering, capital procurement, medical coding, project management and more. We provide services to clinically excellent community hospitals across the country that are dedicated to ensuring quality, compassionate care for every patient, every time.

Responsibilities

The Purchasing Coordinator (PC) provides a variety of support functions within the Materials Management/Supply Chain departments. Assist the requisitioners and other hospital staff in the procurement of goods and services for internal and external customers. PCs identify, research, analyze and resolve purchasing issues with other departments and suppliers. Must be able to communicate with department managers regarding discrepancies, pricing, substitutes and backorders. Confirm purchase orders (PO) with outside vendors. Following through with problem orders to ensure that they deliver in a timely manner. Work with various departments including Receiving and Accounting on problematic materials or transactions. Continuous monitoring of delivery expectations for all incoming materials and internal communication of delays. Works with suppliers to expedite and improve delivery performance. Review inventory order patterns and quantities. Maintain open communication and effective working relationships with all departments. Ability to communicate written and verbally in a professional manner with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts. Prioritize duties for optimum productivity. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, Training

Qualifications
High School Graduate or Equivalent
AA Degree preferred
Previous hospital purchasing experience preferred
Minimum of one-year of general office experience
Knowledge involving the acquisition of equipment, supplies and policies & procedures
Knowledge of computer-based inventory systems
Ability to utilize Material Management Information system (MMIS) and EDI
Strong communication skills
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