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Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Serves as Contract Administrator and Buyer for Carle departments. Performs cross referencing and data analysis to compare offerings from vendors to maximize national, regional and local pricing agreements for sourcing medical/surgical supplies and equipment for the organization. Work closely with Inventory Coordinators to maintain perpetual inventories. Maximize savings opportunities by serving as functional reference for Value Analysis Initiatives.


Bachelors Related Field or Five (5) years experience in purchasing or related field accepted in lieu of education

None Specified

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains up-to-date supply and equipment contract files, and reviews such to determine utilization and cost benefit.
  • Investigates and resolves all incorrect billings, deliveries or other discrepancies, working closely with Accounts Payable, Receiving and outside Vendors.
  • Completes materials management system requisitions for non-stock supplies and inventory items as needed. Interacts with outside vendors to negotiate and coordinate purchase and consignment agreements for Surgical Services.
  • Prepares and analyzes usage reports in response to management requests.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures for inventory systems.
  • Responsible for implementing cost and inventory management initiatives in order to decrease overall costs.
  • Responsible for keeping up to date with group purchasing contracts and utilizing them to their fullest potential.
  • Handles product recalls according to policy/procedure.
  • Works closely with Inventory Coordinators to ensure proper levels of supplies are replenished and on-hand at all times.
  • Develops interpersonal communications with nursing and medical staff on the status and review of present items, inventory levels, and requests for new equipment or products for purpose of standardization.
  • Keeps management informed of problems, changes and other pertinent information concerning inventory or other potential issues.
  • Works closely with ERP system specialist on revisions, additions and deletions of inventory items.
  • Serves as a member of the appropriate Value Analysis Team for evaluation of supply requirements.
  • Facilitates product conversions with Value Analysis Coordinator, physicians and nursing to ensure a smooth transition. This includes scheduling trials, in-services and logistical planning.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

    Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Buyer, Other , Urbana, Illinois

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