Company: UnityPoint Health
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Buyer is responsible for purchasing supplies, capital equipment and
services requested throughout UnityPoint Health System. This
position works within their service lines assigned to ensure orders
flow through the system smoothly, support contract compliance,
standardization, EDI automation and follow up with delivery and
returns of product. The scope of this role includes levels of
involvement with the Supply Chain processes; requester customer
service and education, procurement processes, invoice accuracy,
capital equipment and capital project collaboration with requesters
and Finance, data management, data analytics and contracting. This
position will support the strategic objectives of UnityPoint Health
and collaborate with customers, supply chain, finance, clinical and
non-clinical leaders and staff across the entire system.
Why UnityPoint Health?
* Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling
career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and
unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we
* Benefits - Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits
options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance
that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life
stage you're in.
* Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to
ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race,
gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
* Development - We believe equipping you with support and
development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a
remarkable employment experience.
* Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core
purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we
Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team
members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.
* Reviews unreleased Purchase Orders to ensure all items have
assigned Lawson numbers and contract pricing; validates vendor and
ship to information; reassigns special item requests to Buyer
* Releases Purchase Orders to be transmitted to vendors for
processing utilizing the most efficient issue method.
* Reviews purchase requisitions from PO Worksheet for accuracy and
best practice; clarity, detail, contract compliance, inclusion in
the item master, vendor listed the best source, and Owens & Minor
distribution opportunities. Uses tools and resources to identify
what and how the request can best be managed.
* Communicates with and educates requesters on the central
* Responsible for placing purchase orders and the overall
management of the purchase order.
* Expedites product delivery; utilizes tools and resources to
ensure timely resolution on confirmations and open orders to ensure
accurate placement and estimated delivery dates of all orders.
* Processes vendor returns, obtains RMA from vendor and
collaborates with Receiving personnel to ensure product is returned
to the vendor in a timely fashion.
* Interacts with appropriate department representative to determine
specific requirements for various supplies and equipment, recommend
cost reductions, and understand departmental operations/services
* Runs reports and queries to manage daily operations; pull and
manage data- open orders, confirmations, productivity, vendor
performance, order transmission, EDI, contract compliance,
utilization and distribution opportunities.
Process Improvement/Process Changes
* Adheres to Standard of Work and works closely with internal and
external resources to optimize processes.
* Identifies issues and works with supply chain staff across
UnityPoint Health on process improvement projects to develop
* Associate Degree or 2 years of related experience may be
* Bachelor's Degree preferred
* Experience in excess of years may be substituted for
* Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English
* Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint
* Healthcare procurement knowledge and experience working with a
GPO (Group Purchasing Operation)
* Advanced knowledge of lookup functions, queries, uploads, pivot
tables and proficiency in navigating web-based software and
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