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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Buyer II in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Interacts with vendors to secure supplies, equipment and services for multiple hospital campuses and physician practices. Engages in competitive procurement activities such as writing specifications for Competitive Bids or Requests for proposals. May supervise Buyer I.

Reviews and processes requests from online requisitioning system. Places orders, reviews confirmations, and monitors open purchase orders to ensure timely delivery. Reviews and resolves invoice discrepancies. Works with customers to plan for and purchase capital equipment. Processes capital equipment requests, and monitors open orders to ensure timely delivery. Responds to customer phone calls and e-mails. May assist Buyer I in resolving customer service concerns. May provide purchasing reports upon request.

Works with customer to develop specifications for competitive procurement activities such as Requests for Proposal and Competitive Bids/Quotes. Analyzes RFP responses and quotes.

Converts requisitions to purchase orders, submits purchase orders to vendors, reviews confirmations and makes changes as necessary, communicates back order information to customers. Works with customers and vendors to determine acceptable substitutions if necessary.

Reviews and resolves discrepant invoices forwarded online by Accounts Payable. Contacts vendors to obtain credits and corrected invoices. Communicates status of unresolved discrepancies to Accounts Payable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Two years of purchasing, materials management, or related experience. Positions within this classification may require previous hospital purchasing experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHI Purchasing

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 77542

Job Category Business Operations

Schedule 8a-4:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.