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Buyer

  • Job ID: 852878660
  • 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: $21.60 to $36.02 / hour

Description

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. 

• Competitive pay 

• Tuition reimbursement 

• Opportunities to grow in your career at UPMC 

Purpose:
The Buyer position reports to the Procurement Manager and is responsible for the procurement of assigned goods and services. This position will serve as the Clients day-to-day operational liaison between end users, commodity management and associated vendors(s). The Buyer will identify and enact initiatives to reduce the cost of goods and services and increase use and compliance of preferred vendors and programs.This Buyer serves as the purchasing category subject matter expert and is responsible for the procurement of complex purchase orders and purchase orders that require buy decisions or sourcing engagement. The Buyer performs all procurement responsibilities timely and accurately and according to defined service level agreements (SLA). Additionally, this person communicates and coordinates the status of orders with end users/requestors and procurement management.

Responsibilities:

  • Timely processing of incorrect/damaged goods to the supplier.
  • Actively participate in and complete all required training
  • Support sourcing initiatives by proactively engaging with sourcing team members. Identify, track and report cost savings and cost avoidance during sourcing initiatives. Perform audits to validate pricing using various decision support tools with the department
  • Routine focus on process improvement opportunities throughout the entire procurement management life cycle, such as reducing PO processing cycle times, improved accuracy in vendor confirmations/acknowledgements, increasing purchase order & invoice matching, as well as timely resolution of match exceptions.
  • Learn to develop/draft Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) by proactively engaging with Sourcing Agents and Supply Chain Analysts.
  • Responsible for the procurement of complex purchase orders and purchase orders that require buy decisions or sourcing engagement
  • Support sourcing initiatives by proactively engaging with sourcing team members. Compile and organize data to support sourcing initiatives.
  • Complete weekly SOX testing to include correcting and re-testing of 100% of assigned purchase orders.
  • Purchase power and signing authority for purchases up to $100,000. Ensure compliant with system contracts and that purchase orders are dispatched according to established policies and procedures.
  • Respect and maintain the confidentiality of all patient, physician, and hospital related information
  • Serves as the purchasing category subject matter expert and supports purchase orders escalated from the APS (Associate Purchasing Specialist)
  • Responsible for the quality of purchase order composition, ensuring all data elements are correct, i.e. category code, pricing, etc. Item descriptions are to be complete and clearly identifying the product, good and/or service procured.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum one(1) year UPMC supply chain experience OR minimum two (2) years of previous supply chain experience,OR High School diploma or equivalent and five (5) years previous supply chain experience
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and Microsoft Office or an equivalent ERP system is required
  • Healthcare Purchasing experience is preferred
  • 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


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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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