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Procurement Spec I

VCU Health System
Richmond

Job Description

- High school diploma or equivalent is required

VCU Health System's Purchasing is seeking a full time Procurement Specialist I to conduct procurements of assigned goods and services at an intermediate level for all patient age groups in an expeditious manner with an emphasis on insuring the day-to-day requisition needs of user departments are met by creating purchase orders and resolving order conflicts in product, unit of measure, pricing and delivery. Analyzes requisitions to determine proper method of procurement and opportunities for cost savings. Establishes small dollar contracts with suppliers for recurring type commodities. Insures favorable terms, conditions and pricing are achieved for VCUHS using standard procurement principles and practices.

Responsibilities

Functions independently, receiving only general supervision from management.

Evaluates requisitions and purchase orders for correctness.

Negotiates with vendors.

Keeps management informed of potential problem areas.

Regular and frequent contacts (telephone, written and in person) with all levels of the organization to gather information and/or respond to concerns.

Uses technology effectively.

Process a high volume of multifaceted work and multiple assignments.

Capable of making effective decisions to resolve purchase order discrepancies.

Qualifications

Required

High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum of two (2) years of previous work experience negotiating, bidding and establishing term contracts for specialized goods and services

Previous work experience using/designing spreadsheets, databases and word processing

Preferred

Associates Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain or related field

Minimum of three (3) years of previous work experience negotiating, bidding and establishing term contracts for specialized goods and services

Experience in healthcare organization working in a support services type operations

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.

Employment Type

Full time

Schedule

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