Buyer (Materials Management) FT/80
Job Type
Full-time, Full-time

$500.00 Sign On Bonus  ($250.00 after 6 months and $250.00 after 1 year) 

The Buyer will be responsible for:

  • Communicating, monitoring and ensuring compliance with hospital standards and procedures for the purchase or materials and services.
  • Placing storeroom stock replenishment orders for Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems.
  • Initiating the purchase of goods and services, tracking and following up on orders through delivery.
  • Selecting purchase methodology, composing purchase order, verifying availability of product or service and establishes delivery dates.
  • Monitoring and expediting open orders and resolves invoice discrepancies. Maintaining communication with requisitioning departments regarding status of orders.
  • Following up on orders to ensure receipt of ordered items, services or equipment.
  • Assisting all departments by researching product information and purchasing options, contacting vendors, obtaining price quotes, and negotiating costs with Vendors.
  • Coordinating with Vendors product recalls, returns, shortages and outdates.
  • Maintaining the Item Master by updating prices or information pertaining to an item.
  • Assisting with the quarterly and year end inventories.
  • Establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with vendors and hospital customers.
  • Assists Accounting Department by providing all information needed to send adequate payment to Vendor for orders that have been placed.
  • Assisting where needed in the Materials Management department when the department is limited on staff,.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain Management is preferred. Equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years previous experience in purchasing medical supplies and services is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based cross-functional knowledge.
  • Strong communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, mediate fair solutions and have well-developed writing skills.
  • Strong skills in the use or Word, Excel or similar computer applications in a Windows environment.

*Must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 virus and provide required vaccination documentation unless approved for an exemption prior to starting employment. *