Coordinates and facilitates the planning, evaluation, and procurement of minor equipment, supplies, and services for the Health System.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in sourcing viable substitute products as needed when ordered items are confirmed to be on backorder or discontinued.
Requests substitute product information, pictures, specs, and coordinates. Speak with end user for end user to make decision if substitute product acceptability.
Confirms price, quantity, packaging, product information, delivery date, shipping, and terms while placing orders and makes certain any changes are made appropriately.
Coordinates bid process following the RFP policy.
Coordinates the execution of contracts and communicates outcomes to all concerned.
Creates purchase orders.
Follows up on all open orders. Expedites orders by calling vendors to obtain status on open orders, past due, and backorder reports;.
Updates information on purchase orders and informs appropriate persons of revised estimated arrival dates.
Identifies non-contract items and suggests appropriate actions to Contract Coordinator.
Requests competitive bids and performs cost analysis on proposals provided as per policy; negotiates payment terms and pricing for best value.
Researches as required by policy on equipment, via MD Buyline.
Runs, reviews and analyzes purchasing reports and performs research necessary to resolve problem. Makes corrections as needed to expedite problem orders.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor Degree in business, management, or equivalent experience (required).
Previous buying experience with major emphasis on hospital procurement process.
Internal Number: 20250
About Nicklaus Children's Health System
Since 1950, our compassionate pediatric professionals have advanced our mission: to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child. With over 40 pediatric specialties, we are a trusted partner to the children and families of our community and beyond through all stages of life, both physically and emotionally.