At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.
Natividad is looking to fill for a permanent, full-time Buyer I position in our Contracts/Materials Management Department. Under supervision, the incumbent will learn procedures involved in purchasing or negotiating purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and services for use by hospital departments and will perform other related work as required.
A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities is required:
Some Knowledge of: The principles of purchasing and basic purchasing sources; sources of supply, commodity markets, marketing practices, commodity pricing methods and differentials, commodity cost and availability trends; basic computer techniques and procedures; recordkeeping practices; methods used to organize and prioritize work, including computer systems for access and retrieval of reports and data.
Skill and Ability to: Read and interpret rules, codes and regulations; prepare clear and concise reports, recommendations and correspondence; maintain accurate and complete reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, general county departments and/or hospital personnel and others contracted through the course of work; accurately perform arithmetical calculations; complete and review paperwork requiring a high degree of attention to detail; manage concurrent multiple and diverse work projects; apply basic computer skills; access and maintain personal computer/mainframe databases to retrieve, update and prepare reports and data.
Education and Experience: Completion of all course work leading to a four-year degree in public administration, business administration or economics OR four years of increasingly responsible clerical experience, two years of which must have been performing duties related to fiscal operations.
Priority Screening Date: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:59pm for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.