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Buyer - Warrenville, Full Time Days

Location Warrenville, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medicine Corporate Job REQID 31223 Job Function Supply Chain Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now
At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Description

Expedites open POs within established KPI. Obtains, monitors, and processes PeopleSoft Purchase Order Acknowledgement (POA), vendor confirmations, and order resolution reports within established guidelines. Comprehends references to healthcare procurement, accounts payable and finance related vocabulary. Responds to questions placed by internal customers within the same day and no later than 1 day of request. Monitors and communicates back-orders in a timely manner to the end user and assists with sourcing alternate products if necessary. Maintains good communication with Accounts Payable in resolving Match Exceptions. Resolves match exception errors within established KPIs. Ensures Purchase Order accuracy and timeliness of product/service delivery. Actively engages Procurement Contracts, Vizient/Transaction Center and vendor representatives to ensure accurate contract or non-contract pricing on Purchase Orders. Provides feedback to Pricing Manager and Data Team regarding items to ensure accuracy of catalog pricing and sourcing. Engages Level One Manager or Operations Coordinator as needed related to questions about supplies and equipment procurement. Communicates effectively with others, respects diverse opinions and styles, and acknowledges the assistance and contribution of others. Uses organizational and unit/department resources efficiently and effectively. Manages work schedule efficiently, completing tasks and assignments on time. Con tributes to opportunities and processes for continuous improvement. Participates in efforts to streamline and standardize work processes. Consistently follows Standard Work protocols. Actively engages in department meetings by contributing and sharing observations and perspectives. Monitors self in relation to meeting established department KPIs and can communicate accomplishments and opportunities for improvement utilizing the mid-year and annual performance appraisal tool. Presents a friendly, approachable professional demeanor and appearance. Prepares and places urgent orders to ensure departmental expectations are met. Serves as a backup to other Buyers and support to assigned Purchasing Agent. Demonstrates teamwork by helping co-workers within and across departments. AA/EOE.

Qualifications

Required: High School education, excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task, demonstrated desire to learn and grow within the role, ability to retain information, outstanding customer service skills. Preferred: Two years of healthcare supply chain related experience.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
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