The Bio-Med Buyer is responsible for purchasing a variety of equipment, supplies and services utilizing computerized systems. He/she understands inventory control in order to minimize stock and non-stock orders. Demonstrates proficiency in Excel. Communicates with vendors regarding requirements, discrepancies, pricing, substitutes and backorders. Prioritizes duties for optimum productivity. Processes and organizes purchase orders, invoices, and receiving documents for Accounts Payable. Duties include; meeting with user departments regarding purchase requirements, developing and maintaining sources of supply, selecting suppliers, negotiating prices and delivery dates, approving purchase requisitions/orders, and following up on purchases with regard to delivery date, discrepancies, and backorder situations. Prepares tender documents for a variety of supplies, services and equipment utilizing Microsoft Office. Provides input into the development of policies and procedures, arranges for the disposal of obsolete equipment, and maintains purchasing related files and records including up to date catalogues and price lists.
Orders parts on a timely basis to ensure sufficient stock and plan proper stock organization.
Responsible for developing daily orders.
Reviews and evaluates appropriate vendor selections for “stock” and “non-stock” purchasing.
Interacts with sales representatives in product evaluation and selection.
Ensures the use of Contract Agreements, also updates manuals as needed.
Maintains purchasing document files within preferred vendors and OEMs to ensure cost effective and timely processing.
Interact with Bio-Medical Services employees regarding backorders, vendor selections, product specifications, etc.
Assist with daily receipts and issue as needed.
Knowledge of Mainsprings/Lawson parts inventory/purchasing program in all factors of its utilization and application.
Knowledge of hospital equipment, supplies and proper procurement procedures
affecting the hospital environment.
Proficient in understanding and implementing inventory control systems.
Efficiently uses computerized systems to effectively perform assigned duties.
Perform all other duties as assigned or required.
Education and Work Experience
• 1 years’ experience as a Buyer preferred
• Knowledge of the acquisition of equipment, supplies and policies and procedures.
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
• Strong planning and organization, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
• Must demonstrate analytical, mathematical, decision-making, and negotiating skills.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Strong computer skills (MS Office)