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Associate Purchasing Specialist

  • Job ID: 200001OY
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Proc2Pay Operations
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.17 to $31.85 / hour


Do you have a background in healthcare purchasing? Are you recent Supply Chain graduate looking for an opportunity that offers professional development and career growth? If so, UPMC has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Associate Purchasing Specialist to join our Procure to Pay team! The position is located at the US Steel Tower and works Monday through Friday during daylight hours.

In this role, you will be responsible for the relevant review and dispatch of all purchase orders (POs), including standard, blanket, service maintenance, and standing orders on the clients' ERP platform. This process area covers manual and automated PO dispatch from order placement to fulfillment, purchase order changes and related follow-up activities such as order expediting, PO closure, and returns processing. The Associate Purchasing Specialist is also responsible for any relevant PO to invoice exception resolution in accordance with Client Procurement Policy. 


  • Place orders with approved suppliers, ensuring that all documentation is in order, terms and conditions are clear, line item details are accurate, and pricing is aligned with client contracts or supplier quotation. 
  • Purchase power and final decision making authority for purchases up to the client defined limit ($10,000 for UPMC). 
  • Perform purchase order confirmation activities for each order dispatched.
  • Review and action all electronic order exceptions and unconfirmed electronic orders using the clients exchange or designated solution. 
  • Perform timely order changes to ensure purchase order accuracy prior to receiving and/or invoice processing. 
  • Provide timely notification to requesters of order delays or cancellations. 
  • Track the status of orders and resolve any order delays to ensure vendors are meeting delivery schedules and preclude missed deliveries. 
  • Ensure that invoices are sent to Accounts Payable for payment. 
  • Resolve PO/Invoice Exceptions according to client defined policies and procedures. 
  • Respect and maintain the confidentiality of all patient, physician, and hospital related information. 
  • Cooperate and communicate in an effective, professional manner with management, peers, general staff, physicians, and all personnel. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year purchasing experience or Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or related field required. 
  • Healthcare Purchasing experience is a plus. 
  • Must demonstrate strong organization and communication skills, ability to provide exceptional customer service and work well as a member of a team in a fast paced environment. 
  • Ability to work well independently. 
  • Must have a professional and positive attitude.Required Licenses/Clearances: UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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