SHS-BUYER - SUPPLY CHAIN
Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: November 14, 2022
Job ID:35636 Positions Location: East Lansing, MI Job Description
General Purpose of Job: The
Positions Location: East Lansing, MI
General Purpose of Job:
The Buyer works in collaboration with Sparrow departments and
Supply Chain Management personnel to achieve cost savings by
focusing on contract compliance, appropriate supply utilization,
standardization, elimination of waste, process improvements and
reduction of supply consumption.
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential
duties assigned on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to
perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership
has the right to alter or modify the duties of the
- Prepare and Execute Purchase Orders
- Identify and research opportunities to create a cost management
process which supports best pricing and best outcomes.
- Conduct price negotiations with vendors. Conduct cost
comparisons with product lines to evaluate for best practice, added
value and quality.
- Identify appropriate manufacturer and source to the appropriate
vendors to ensure contract compliance and appropriate lead
- Ensure that open Purchase Orders are routinely monitored and
closed as appropriate
- Interface with Accounting and Receiving to resolve invoice and
- Participate in Value Analysis Team Committee
See education section.
Bachelor's Degree in Business or healthcare-related field or a High
School diploma and a minimum of 3 years experience in supply
utilization, inventory control, and other materials management
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Strong written and oral communication skills and demonstrated
problem solving skills. Demonstrated hands-on working knowledge of
ERP and materials management information systems and software. Must
be able to round on Caregivers throughout regional campuses.
Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service. Ability to
travel throughout Sparrow Health System. Demonstrated interpersonal
skills necessary to interact with all health system Caregivers.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work through
complex processes. Demonstrated ability to organize and direct the
activities of cross-functional teams. Demonstrated process
improvement skills. Demonstrated understanding of service needs of
a diverse Caregiver population. Demonstrated ability to use a
keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the
job. Demonstrated analytical and mathematical ability to analyze
products, prepare spreadsheets, and make recommendations for cost
effectiveness preferred. Verbal ability to communicate with all
levels of Health System personnel and business partners preferred.
Experience with MMIS systems and solid understanding and
functionality of business software, i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint
preferred. Experience in a health care setting preferred.
Sparrow Health System 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.
Degree Type / Education Level
Under 4 Years
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