Seeking a PurchaseAssistant that will be responsible responsibility for requisitionprocessing, daily product sourcing, vendor purchase order negotiations,purchase order placement, confirmation follow up, invoice resolution andexpediting of purchase orders for products and services for the MercyConsolidated Services Center (CSC) as well as all mercy entities.The Buyer focuses on the ongoing service andenhancement of a minimally intrusive and customer focused purchasingprocess.Department members activelypromote a servant's heart among their team and all Supply Chain Divisionpersonnel.The Buyer will perform allwork in accord to the mission, vision and values of Mercy. Performs duties andresponsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and MercyService Standards.
Whatyou will do in this role:
Youwill submit all electronically requisitioned catalog item orders daily accordingto the designated order schedule.
Youwill source and submit all non-catalog purchase orders with the appropriatevendor within 24-48 hours of receipt.
Youwill confer with the customer department, vendor and/or the appropriate staffmember on orders that require further clarification prior to ordering.
Youwill effectively utilizes all available resources for product sourcingincluding the Lawson Item File, GHX, CMS, prime vendor sources, vendorcatalogs, websites and publications.
You willnotify and encourages customer departments to use available standard andcontract items and vendors when they submit orders for non-standard and/ornoncontract products.
Youwill monitor the daily electronic transmission of EDI and AutoFax and insuresthat the computer software and hardware are functioning properly.
Whatyou should have for this role:
Youmust have a High School Diploma.
Bachelor’sdegree in business or finance (preferred).
Youmust have 1 year of purchasing and/or health care materials experience(preferred)
Youmust have strong public relations and negotiation skills.
Youmust have strong attention to detail, the ability to follow through and a highlevel of customer service skill.
Youmust have experience and comprehension of personal computer applications suchas Microsoft Excel and Word.