Purchasing Assistant in Nashville, TN at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position: The Purchasing Assistant is a key member of the Supply Chain Operations team with responsibility for processing all purchasing requests in an accurate and timely manner, and identifying and sourcing viable substitute products to minimize the impact of backorders on our customers. 
  • 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
  • Maintain expedited log (courier) to track emergency deliveries

Job Requirements


  • 1 to 3 years order entry or purchasing experience is preferred.
  • Successful customer service experience, establishing and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations
  • Strong communication skills - verbal and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications