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Senior Buyer

Company: CarePoint Health Management Associates
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

CarePoint Health is one of New Jersey's leading health care systems comprised of three long-standing and highly-regarded hospitals -Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center. CarePoint united these three area hospitals to provide 360 degree coordinated care by integrating the medical facilities and physician networks associated with these institutions. With over 4,500 employees, CarePoint is the largest private employer in Hudson County, New Jersey, and each year provides care to over 300,000 individuals. CarePoint prides itself on its patient-focused approach to care delivery, with an emphasis on preventative medicine, health education, and disease management. Leveraging its vast network of physicians and healthcare experts, CarePoint is quickly becoming recognized as a leader in the broader healthcare landscape as it pioneers creative solutions to address urgent population health needs. What You'll Be Doing The Senior Buyer is responsible for the purchase of supplies, equipment and purchased services with the goal and focus on quality, availability, and cost that afford the best products at the lowest cost by adhering to the agreed upon contracts (including GPO or local contracts). As part of the procurement function, responsible for strategically reducing acquisition costs within defined categories of the hospitals spend and serves as a primary procurement point of contact for assigned departments/staff. Seeks to reduce expenditures through effective supplier negotiations, value analysis, cost modeling, etc. Facilitates contract management and prepares requests for proposals or bids while following established policies and procedures. Focus on product standardization throughout the CarePoint facilities. Initiates and implements savings initiatives. Researches and maintains competitive sources of supply, while utilizing data and analytics tools/resources. The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Identifying, addressing and reporting all major, consistent/persistent price discrepancies to appropriate personnel including the Materials Manager.
  • Creates, confirms, and accurately expedites all purchase orders for assigned departments via telephone or electronic order entry.
  • Organizes, updates, and retains product information files, and purchase order records.
  • Proactively investigates price changes and challenges these changes when not justified.
  • Ensures appropriate paperwork is secured from the vendor and updated in the respective information systems.
  • Verifies requisitions for proper approvals, appropriate use of item files, contract pricing and manufacturer, distribution channel, and terms and conditions.
  • Resolves all issues of receipts, backorders, accruals, returns, quality (fitness for use), or invoicing issues for purchase orders, and assists in resolving invoice/Purchase Order discrepancies by working collaboratively with vendors and CarePoint Health Accounts Payable Department.
  • Establishes and maintains an open and clear line of communication with assigned departments while acting as a source of product knowledge, with the goal of driving savings and standardization.
  • Initiates and maintains the preferred vendor list for each department and reviews purchase orders to verify compliance with approved vendors.
  • Provides detailed review for assigned departmental spend to ensure adherence to contract when appropriate and assists in conversion to compliant products.
  • Governs backorder and substitution requirements and action plans to ensure clinicians have the necessary supplies to maintain patient care levels. Also facilitates and maintains the short-term substitute list.
  • Maintains proper and appropriate professional and ethical relationships with all vendor representatives/business partners and conducts business according to established principals and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with end users to support key initiates.
  • Consistently reviews spend and identifies areas for savings and renegotiation.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor to buyers
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.What We're Looking For and What We Offer
    • High School diploma required. Undergraduate degree in supply chain management, business administration, or a related field preferred.
    • 3-5 years purchasing or related experience required. Prior experience working in healthcare procurement preferred.
    • Ability to multitask and perform other duties as assigned, or as needed.
    • Ability to communicate/interact professionally and respectfully with other CarePoint employees, professional staff, and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information, or deliver services and savings.
    • Familiarity with methods of purchasing, supplier partnership, inventory control/management, shipping, receiving, and accounts payable, as well as contract terms and conditions, procurement, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Ability to navigate and manage multiple information systems
    • Strong negotiating skills accompanied with the ability to strategically reduce costs.
    • Ability to provide a high level of customer service in an intensive yet professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using active listening and problem-solving approaches.
    • Ability to demonstrate the ability to adapt to change, while effectively responding to changing needs, conditions, and/or priorities.
    • Focus on problem solving
    • Ability to work collaboratively, in a team setting. What We Offer What We Offer
      --- Competitive pay
      --- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
      --- 401k with Company match
      --- Generous paid time off
      --- Paid Holidays
      --- Tuition Reimbursement
      --- Advancement and career development opportunities
      Covid-19 and Influenza Vaccinations are a requirement for employment at CarePoint Health. If you are not currently vaccinated, you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from CarePoint.

      CarePoint Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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