At Boston Children's Hospital, the quality of our care - and our inclusive hospital working environment - lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we're committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.
This Buyer will be responsible for:
Communicating, monitoring and ensuring compliance with hospital standards and procedures for the purchase of materials and services.
Initiating the purchase of goods and services, tracking and following up on orders through delivery. Selecting purchase methodology, composing purchase order, verifying availability of product or service and establishes delivery dates. Monitoring and expediting open orders and resolves invoice discrepancies. Maintaining communication with requisitioning departments regarding status of orders. Following up on orders to ensure receipt of ordered items, services or equipment.
Assisting hospital department customers by researching product information and purchase options, contacting vendors, obtaining price quotes, and negotiating costs.
Assisting in cost containment by utilizing group purchasing contracts, encouraging product standardization, and recommending inventory containment opportunities.
Coordinating product recalls, returns, and outdates.
Maintaining knowledge of current professional trends and practices through participation in professional organizations and attendance at workshops, conferences and other continuing education programs.
Establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with vendors and hospital customers.
To qualify, you must have:
The level of knowledge typically acquired through completion of 2 or more years of occupationally-specific experience or an Associate's degree in Business or a related field and 1 plus years of previous experience.
Excellent analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based cross-functional knowledge.
Strong communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, mediate fair solutions and have well-developed writing skills.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.