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Buyer I- Procurement and Contracting- F/T Day Shift at Careers | UC Irvine Health - 12541

Updated: May 16, 2019
Job Family: Support Services

Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title:                                     Buyer I

Position Number:                      10007020

Reports to:                                 Mgr, Procurement & Contracting

Working Title:                            Buyer I

Cost Center:                              Procurement and Contracting (8421)

Bargaining Unit:                       None

FLSA:                                          Nonexempt

Job Code:                                  7775

Date Created:                            08/16/2017

Shift:                                           Day Shift

Hours:                                         40.00


Position Summary: 

Under general supervision, the Buyer I is responsible for daily departmental procurement activities with the ability to evaluate requests for services, set appropriate priorities, and communicate priorities to peers and customers tactfully, but effectively, in order to maintain positive working relationships and confidence from customer areas.  The Buyer I performs purchasing duties according to prescribed procedures and/or defined instructions including maintaining an integral database of information, serving as a liaison between various parties in the supply chain, interfacing with Accounts Payable to facilitate accurate payment of vendors, ensuring the fulfillment of contract terms, monitoring vendor relationships & performance, and coordinating items and vendor requests.  The incumbent may be delegated limited commitment authority.


Salary Range: 


Rate    Minimum  $22.70   Midpoint  $30.05   Maximum  $37.40


Required Qualifications:

Customer service oriented and team focused

Demonstrated ability to assess customer needs, meet quality standards for services, and evaluate customer satisfaction

Demonstrated fundamental knowledge of procurement practices and procedures

Demonstrated general knowledge of vendor sourcing and negotiation techniques

Demonstrated work experience in progressively more complex roles related to data analysis.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Familiar with MS Office suite

High School Graduate

Knowledge of healthcare materials, equipment, supplies, and services and how they are managed and used in a clinical capacity

Minimum 1 year experience as a purchaser in a large, complex healthcare system.

Possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position

Previous experience with GHX Exchange and dashboards.

Previous experience with MMIS system

Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple assignments


Preferred Qualifications:

AA Degree preferred.

Associate of Arts

Intermediate MS Excel or higher preferred.

Knowledge of Material Management Information Systems (MMIS)

Previous experience in a service center environment

Specialized Hospital experience, e.g., EP Lab, Cath Lab, and/or OR


Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.



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