Catholic Health Initiatives BUYER - MATERIALS MANAGEMENT - FULL TIME in HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas



Job Summary / Purpose

Responsible for working with all end users on the purchasing of products to place orders and ensure contractual and standardization goals are met. Researches any discrepancies due to receipts and/or pricing. Verifies and tries to find alternative products if the vendor or manufacturers have a back order.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Processes special requisitions

  2. Ensures all orders placed are compliant with appropriate local or national contracts and are consistent with product standardization and value analysis decisions

  3. Researches problems with back orders and substitute items when manufacturers and/or distributors are out of product

  4. Coordinates returns to vendors

  5. Handles hospital procedures for recalled products

  6. Clears on-hold invoices and returns to Finance

  7. Distributes product information to department heads and maintains updated reference and quote files, catalogs, etc

Non-essential Job Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned by management


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

Does Not Apply

Required Licensure and Certifications


Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field

Required Minimum Experience

A minimum of 2 years of progressive experience and responsibilities in purchasing

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Good communications skills

Strong analytical skills

Ability to manipulate large files in Excel and use functionality such as sorting, pivot tables

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Project, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Knowledge of automated ERP systems and processes

Ability to research data for pricing, order dates, receiving inquiries spend in relevant supply chain applications (e.g., Lawson)

Good knowledge of hospital products

Must also be able to do creative problem solving and have the ability to work both independently and in a team situation

PREFERRED Education and/or Experience

Three years of health care experience preferred. Incumbents in his job will be grandfathered into educational requirements

Job Materials Management/Supply Chain


Daily Schedule FULL TIME

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0123777