Advanced buyer position responsible for overseeing competitive, cooperative, sole source and emergency procurement processes in accordance with Medical Center policy, requirements and timelines. Through these processes, provides a primary focus on contract assessment, development, drafting, negotiation and execution. Performs a broad range of technical duties in centralized contracting for major, complex and multi-year acquisitions across capital and operating budgets for the sourcing of supplies, materials, equipment and services, as required by Medical Center business needs. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees competitive, cooperative, sole source and emergency procurement processes in accordance with Medical Center policy, requirements and timelines.
Provides a primary focus on contract assessment, development, drafting, negotiation and execution, in the administration of the Medical Center’s prescribed procurement processes.
Analyzes price and non-price factors across vendor offerings in determining the cost savings, cost avoidance, service gains and other non-price factors that are in the Medical Center’s best business interest.
Buys a large volume of varied and complex commodities in a centralized purchasing program. Works with vendors to ensure the procurement of high quality merchandise, expedient delivery and dependable service at optimum price.
Recommends changes in methods and procedures to improve systems of procurement, and takes an active role in departmental program improvement initiatives.
Develops and implements effective business practices and procedures.
Performs area-specific activities.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required.
Experience: 3 years or more relevant experience required.
License/Certification: None required.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.