The Buyer is responsible for processing all purchasing requests for all supplies, services, and equipment. The Buyer is responsible for ensuring all orders are processed in an accurate and timely manner, as well as identifying and sourcing viable substitute products to minimize the impact of backorders on our customers. The Buyer is also responsible for ensuring that invoice and price discrepancies are resolved and the back order report is current.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Processes all assigned special purchase requests in a timely and accurate manner
Processes all on-line requisitions for assigned vendors within twenty four hours
Reviews OREC report weekly to ensure it remains current
Works closely with Accounts Payable staff to resolve and avoid any and all invoice discrepancies within forty-eight hours
Validates receipt, review, and correct all EDI and fax confirmations in order to eliminate any service failures
Maintains a high degree of communication, cooperation and coordination with assigned departments regarding purchases
Reports any supplier or customer performance issues in accordance with the policies and procedures
Works closely with the Purchasing Manager to ensure that EDI, on line requisitioning, electronic faxing, and file item additions are being optimized
Expedites open purchase orders
Maintains expedited log (courier) to track emergency deliveries
Practices and adheres to the Code of Conduct.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelors required, or equivalent combination of education/experience. Bachelors in Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business Management or other related field preferred.
Experience: Three years of purchasing experience in a hospital environment is preferred. Experience in budgeting, health care industry supplies, materials management/supply chain preferred.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: CPM Preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Analytical - ability to understand and organize data.
Communication - Superior oral and written communication skills.
Customer orientation establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.
PC skills demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required.
Time management ability to prioritize and manage several tasks at one time.
OU Medicine has a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, but our offerings go beyond traditional packages. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs and goals both inside and outside of the work environment, brings additional rewards that create peace of mind for you and your family.
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