Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Buyer

    Job Title
    Buyer
    Job ID
    27631438
    Location
    Washington,  DC
    Other Location
    Description
    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
     
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Buyer who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    The Buyer:
    • Ensures workflow support, and timely processing of Requester Requisitions through the MMIS.  
    • Canvasses all available sources for the best price through present and future purchasing of medical supplies and services including Veterans Administration (VA), Government Services Administration (GSA), Group Purchasing Organization, etc.
    • Confirms price, quantity, packaging, product information, delivery date, shipping, and terms while placing orders to ensure Purchase orders accuracy.
    • Assists in sourcing viable substitute products as needed when ordered items are confirmed to be on backorder or discontinued; requests substitute product information, pictures, specs, and/or coordinates for the vendor of substitute product to speak with end-user, for end-user to make the decision if the substitute is acceptable.
    • Maintains the highest level of professional conduct to safeguard the confidentiality of supplier’s contracts, adhering to HUH contract compliance guidelines.
    • Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers. 
    • Validates new vendors credentials, request Certificate of Insurance and BAA as required.
    • Communicates with departmental representatives, and suppliers as it relates to over-shipments, delivery shortages, and changes in quantity, delivery dates, and price discrepancies.  Report such changes and adjust purchase orders accordingly in a timely manner as required.
    • Works with Accounts Payable to reconcile any differences as it relates to the purchase order and invoice presented for payment.
    • Assists with bid evaluations for capital purchases, and the ability of the vendor to deliver products, equipment, and services.
    • Tracks documents as required by Finance Department to meet audit requirements.
    • Maintains a general knowledge of the purchasing module in an MMIS, preferably Lawson.
    • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
    A qualified candidate will possess:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related area or equivalent in professional experience.
    • Two to Four years’ work experience in purchasing or related environment.  
    • Knowledgeable in Microsoft office applications and MMIS.
    • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (12-25lbs), bend, write, type, file, speak, hear, see, calculate, compare, edit, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    • Work-life balance
    • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

    Required Skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related area or equivalent in experience.
    Two to Four years’ work experience in purchasing or related environment.
    Knowledgeable in Microsoft office applications and MMIS.
    Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (12-25lbs), bend, write, type, file, speak, hear, see, calculate, compare, edit, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.

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