Buyer:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

21890-en_US
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta Georgia
Healthcare
Description

Requisition #:  21890     
Name of Location:   Park North
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 

JOB SUMMARY

Ensures the appropriate, timely and cost-effective procurement of goods and services for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

 

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalent

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • No professional certifications required

EXPERIENCE*

  • 2 years of experience in supply chain, finance, accounting, or sales

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field
  • Knowledge of buying medical/surgical supplies

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Demonstrated use of automated purchasing system (e.g., Lawson, PeopleSoft)
  • Able to work independently and meet established timelines while seeking support and offering solutions when barriers arise
  • Must be able to problem-solve
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Strong customer service attitude with the ability to maintain effective relationships and function well in a team environment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Manages the requisition to purchase order creation process, including sourcing and price negotiations, ensuring data integrity and policy compliance for non-contract supplies and minor equipment.
  2. Assists customers in purchasing supplies by identifying system standards, engaging key stakeholders on supply options, and/or partnering with preferred vendors to source options.
  3. Utilizes key Supply Chain reports and obtains/analyzes order confirmations and receipts to identify discrepancies (e.g., pricing, UOM, part number, items not received on time, backorders, substitutions).
  4. Acts as primary liaison between requestors and vendors to resolve discrepancies to ensure timely receipt of product.
  5. Coordinates the purchase order return process in Lawson to track return actions and vendor credits requested.
  6. Partners with requestors, vendors, Receiving, and Accounts Payable to ensure credits are received and/or returns are closed.
  7. Participates in Supply Chain and systemwide initiatives, including customer rounding, training, and process improvements.
  8. Identifies opportunities for process improvement, takes initiative in problem-solving, and seeks support from appropriate resources as needed (park only).
  9. Runs/reviews reports, including warehouse utility report, critical low report, killed/backorder report, overstock report, voids, and buyer expediting report (storeroom only).
  10. Puts up stock and restocks shelves (storeroom only).
  11. Adds bin locations, maintains proper locations for storeroom items, checks for expiration dates, processes returns in return manager, communicates out of stock items/substitutes items at bin location (storeroom only).
  12. Maintains the par levels of storeroom items, including running usage reports, doing cycle counts, and daily walk-throughs (storeroom only).

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Not Present

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS*

No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1577 North East Expressway, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Supply Chain - Supply chain

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

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