Buyer / Planner

Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Employment Type: Contract to Perm Industry: Financial Job Number: CC593899228

Job Description

Reports To: Manager of Supply Chain Business Operations.

Direct Reports: N/A

Shift: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Duration: Contract with direct-hire opportunity for the right person. Expected to last 9+ months.

***Covid Vaccinations: MUST be up-to-date***

Job Description
  • Creates, manages, and expedites large volume stock purchase orders based on the Material Requirement Plan (MRP). 
  • Facilitates the procure to pay processes by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders to suppliers as well as confirming orders and authorizing invoice payments. 
  • Assists in establishing requirements consistent with materials and supplies standardization. 
  • Secure product samples, photos, and descriptions for departments.
  • Collaborates with Clinical Value Analysis, Value Analysis Process Improvement, Clinical Resource Management, Resource Management and end-user departments at Hospitals, Health Parks and Physician Practices. 
  • Mitigate and prevent stock outs by identifying departmental/clinical needs through facilitation of clinically approved substitutes and proactively manage backorders. 
  • Manage MRP for demand planning and forecasting. 
  • Facilitate gatekeeping of items stocked in inventory by managing changes that occur. 
  • Manages supplier relationships, costs, KPIs, and develops other external resources to keep informed of industry trends, reliability of suppliers, availability of supplies, and emerging technology and products. 
  • Work closely with Inventory Control and Receiving for day-to-day operations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge of medical/surgical products, services and/or vendors utilized in a hospital setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Economics, or related field OR two (2) years of experience in purchasing or contract administration with an associate degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Economics, or related field.
  • Two (2) years of professional office experience with emphasis on basic supply chain and accounting principles. (Experience with Infor Lawson application preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commodities in area of specialization. 
  • Strong negotiation and multi-tasking skills.
  • Working knowledge of automated materials management information systems (MMIS).
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel pivot tables and VLOOKUP; MS Access data analytic functions; MS Word, Outlook and industry standard purchase order software platforms (GHX, Lawson a plus).
  • Possess a breadth of general knowledge of Vendor Contracting, Procure-to-Pay policies, and warehousing. 
  • Excellent organization skills and strong attention to details. 
  • Proven capability of understanding departmental inventory management strategies and objectives. 
  • Ability to complete of One of the following:CPIM (APICS); CMRP (AHRRM) or CPSM (ISM) within the 1st year.

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