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Buyer II

Company: Intermountain Healthcare
Location: Midvale
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

**Job Description:**

This position is accountable for the acquisition of products, equipment, and services that require more functional knowledge of the clinical and/or technical aspects of requested items. The position handles specialized purchasing processes and is a subject matter expert. The incumbent works and communicates directly with all levels of Intermountain Healthcare Caregivers and suppliers.


This position is responsible for supporting purchasing activity across the Intermountain system, accountable to help manage 1.5 billion dollars in PO spend, and part of an empowered team that is expected to function with minimal supervision.

Job Essentials

1.Works in association with Caregivers throughout Intermountain Healthcare to provide world class customer service and solve problems related to the procure to pay process.

2. Acquisition of requested items by; verifying submitted requisitions for accuracy, approval, compliance to contract, then generating and executing Purchase Orders. This may require minimal negotiation of pricing, terms and conditions for non-contracted items.

3. Executes tactical sourcing events (i.e. spot buy, low-spend events) when necessary.

4. Manages stat/emergency orders, including communication of delivery info to requesting Caregivers.

5. Works directly with assigned service lines and product categories to provide transactional support for procurement processes, which includes consignment, storerooms, moderate-to-high-dollar/risk purchases, and specialty items.

6. Develops close working relationship with aligned category manager(s) to identify and implement cost, quality, and supply continuity improvements.

7. Responsible for proactive supply risk management plans for assigned categories and suppliers.

8. Makes informed business decisions to best support Intermountain Healthcare caregivers while adhering to policy.

9. Ensures that all applicable reports are reviewed and maintained to minimize supply disruptions, facilitate on-time payments and meet targeted benchmarks for established Key Performance Indicators (KPI?s).

10. Becomes/acts as an expert in assigned categories, contracts, and Intermountain purchasing policy.

11. Initiates and manages continuous improvement initiatives, project teams, and provides valuable feedback to purchasing leadership where applicable.

Minimum Qualifications

Maintain professional license where necessary. (For example, the pharmacy buyers are required to maintain a pharmacy tech license.)

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation.

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Must meet one of the following: Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or a business field, two years of purchasing/supply chain experience for clinical or highly technical service areas

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Maintain professional license where necessary. (For example, the pharmacy buyers are required to maintain a pharmacy tech license.)

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Two years? experience in a role requiring effective communication and customer service skills, interfacing with clinical and technical experts.

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Experience in a role requiring attention to detail, sound decision making, sense of urgency / timeliness and negotiation skills working with Suppliers and Internal Stakeholders.

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Experience in a role requiring work in a fast-paced and changing environment while handling multiple deadlines and priorities.

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Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and e-mail and scheduling applications and have a working knowledge of EDI, e-commerce, and phone systems for the placement of orders.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified.

Experience working in a large volume supply chain organization.

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Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP)or other automated purchasing system.

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Experience working in healthcare supply chain procurement.

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Knowledge of and experience in healthcare contract management and sourcing.

**Physical Requirements:**

SCO and NV only

Seeing, hearing / listening, speaking, sitting, manual dexterity


Supply Chain Center

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Thanks for your interest in continuing your career with our team!

Keywords: Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City , Buyer II, Other , Midvale, Utah

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