Purchasing Assistant in Nashville, TN at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Job Description

Purchasing Assistant

The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for timely and accurate processing all purchasing requests for supplies, services, and equipment. The Purchasing Assistant is also responsible for identifying and sourcing viable substitute products to minimize the impact of backorders on our customers. 

  • Ensuring that invoice and price discrepancies are resolved and the back order report is current.
  • Process all assigned special purchase requests in a timely and accurate manner
  • Process all on-line requisitions for assigned vendors within twenty four hours
  • Review OREC report weekly to ensure it remains current
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable staff to resolve and avoid any and all invoice discrepancies within forty-eight hours
  • Validate receipt, review, and correct all EDI and fax confirmations in order to eliminate any service failures
  • Maintain a high degree of communication, cooperation and coordination with assigned departments regarding purchases
  • Report any supplier or customer performance issues in accordance with the policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Manager to ensure that EDI, on line requisitioning, electronic faxing, and file item additions are being optimized
  • Comply to and enforce the Market Purchasing Policy
  • Maintain expedited log (courier) to track emergency deliveries

Job Requirements

Education / Experience/Skills

  • High School diploma or GED is required. 
  • 1 to 3 years purchasing or order entry experience preferred.
  • Strong customer service, problem resolution skills
  • Clear and concise communication skills.


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