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Buyer (Taguig)

Job Category:

Supply Chain

Job Level:

Entry Level

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Client Overview:

Our client is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. The company's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.

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Job Description and Qualification:

The Buyer I is responsible for sourcing and procurement of supplies, equipment and service for all requestors and related functions located in healthcare facilities in the United States. Accelerated career progression opportunities are available for self-directed, highly motivated individuals. The position is accountable for processing purchase orders, confirming appropriate approval, and following-up on open purchase orders and vendor discrepancies. The Buyer I ensures accuracy of purchase and vendor/supply data while complying with Tenet and healthcare-specific policies, including maintaining logging, filing, and source documents. The position routinely communicates upstream and downstream with suppliers and customers, respectively, to validate information and finalize business transactions. The position performs follow-up and expediting of purchase orders to ensure timely delivery.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Convert requisitions to purchase orders
  • Place purchase orders via EDI, fax, and verbally
  • Ensure all purchase orders are confirmed (pricing, UOM, availability, etc.)
  • Follow up with Transaction Management or supplier if confirmation is not received timely
  • Assists with the resolution of discrepancies or problems that prohibit the timely ordering of goods and services, includes but not limited to; working with distributor, working with accounts payable, working with vendor, working with receivers.
  • Document and update tracking tool daily using tools decided upon by leadership
  • Receive and review purchase requisitions for completeness, contract compliance, and conformity to policy and procedures
  • Review non-file (X-item) requisition items to determine if assigned Item Master number should be used
  • Process Rush/Overnight orders as requested
  • Communicate rush order information (confirmation, tracking, POD, and any issues causing delay) to requester
  • Escalate confirmation contracting and availability issues to Buyer II personnel for data outside normal processing
  • Works in compliance of new product and vendor add requests to ensure all policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Assist buyer II with any responsibilities or duties needed.
  • Evaluates purchase requisitions for completeness, contract compliance and conformity to Tenet policies and procedure
  • Performs necessary follow-up between customers and vendors
  • Interacts with customers to assure needs are meet; informs customers of lead times, price changes, and/or back order
  • Interacts with Supply Chain receivers in the United Sates to resolve open purchase orders
  • Scanning and storage of purchasing documentation for records retention
  • Review and resolution with Receiving personnel on the age receipt reports
  • Add or request new vendor setup as required
  • Performs a variety of tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities   

  • Microsoft Office and computerized Supply Chain and Inventory Management System experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of supply chain practices and procedures, including concerning medical/surgical supplies, manufacturers, and distributors
  • Knowledge of related Healthcare regulatory requirements preferred
  • Experience working in teams
  • Relationship management experience with customer focus; including remote (electronic, voice) customer service skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with close attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent process and query management skills

Required and Preferred Qualifications

  • Required Experience: 1-2 years of prior Supply Chain experience, including experience operating in procurement / supply chain ERP systems. 2 year minimum buyer / purchasing experience. Prior health care experience required.
  • Required Education: BA / BS degree in one of the following areas: business, supply chain, materials management, operations, health care, or another related field
  • Preferred Computer Applications: Supply Chain / Purchasing system experience preferred, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Database, spreadsheet, and/or other financial proficiency
  • Preferred Working Hours: 8-hour shift(s) ranging from 7:00 PM – 8:00 AM PHT (6:00 AM – 7:00 PM CST)