Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 10630056
General/ Environmental Service
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
At Stanford Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Sr. Buyer is responsible for the negotiation, standardization, consolidation and contract administration for all department's at Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC). Responsible for negotiating and managing contracts for the purchasing of medical products, equipment and related-services which include a market review and selection of suppliers. Interacts with vendors and departments concerning purchasing issues. Responsible for ensuring contract compliance as it pertains to pricing and service levels.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Assists with the monitoring of supplier performance through developing measuring tools and checking references. Works closely with Buyers to ensure standardization compliance.
Interfaces with vendors regarding sourcing, pricing and related issues. Manages information utilizing manual or electronic systems.
Issues bids, Requests for Information and Requests for Products and analyzes them for final decisions. Builds ongoing relationships with suppliers.
Monitors and provides compliance to product standardization, vendor performance and reports findings to Purchasing Manager.
Negotiates with vendors to ensure that goods and services purchased are priced competitively and that all contracts or pricing agreements meets SUMC guidelines.
Performs order placement and interacts with vendors and SUMC departments regarding purchase orders to communicate product delivery and pricing information. Works with the buyers to coordinates changes in purchase orders with vendors.
Processes purchase requisitions to include electronic requisitions, department specific custom requisitions and general purpose department requisitions
Provides expertise in negotiating standard price-per-unit contracts. Identifies and implements strategies to realize cost reductions.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university
Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification
Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.
Ability to conduct analysis and formulate conclusions.
Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
Ability to manage numerous central and offsite order and supply systems for the hospitals and clinics.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
Knowledge of general store keeping, inventory and stock control methods.
Knowledge of hospital billing systems and hospital rate file structures.
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.
Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.
Knowledge of specialized medical and surgical supplies and equipment, primarily of a disposable nature.
Knowledge of Sterile Processing and case cart systems.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.