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Associate Purchasing Specialist

  • Job ID: 2100049Z
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Proc2Pay Operations
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20 to $33.22 / hour


At UPMC, we’re all here for the same reason — to make Life Changing Medicine happen. Join our team and you will play a unique and important role in our mission to change healthcare for the better.

Why Join UPMC?

We don’t just take care of patients — we take care of our team, too. And we have the data to prove it. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from an industry leader you can expect:

  • AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: Ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers. And 2020 Corporate Equality Index.
  • A recent study showed that UPMC benefits are 20% higher in value than other healthcare providers in our market.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities to grow in your career at UPMC

A successful employee at UPMC is compassionate, determined, committed, and ambitious. Are you eager to be a part of health care excellence? If so, apply today!

Do you have a background in healthcare purchasing? Are you a 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 standard 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 quotations. 
  • 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 client's 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 of 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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

At UPMC, we strive to ensure that diversity, inclusion, dignity, respect, and cultural awareness is at the core of everything we do. By fostering an environment where every member of our team has a voice, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, age, or culture, we aim to emphasize a simple point: who you are is important, and who you are has a place at UPMC.

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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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