Purchasing Assistant in Coppell, TX at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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PurchasingAssistant
 
GENERALSUMMARY OF DUTIES – ThePurchasing Assistant is responsible for processing all purchasing requests forall supplies, services, and equipment.  The Purchasing Assistant isresponsible for ensuring all orders are processed in an accurate and timelymanner, as well as identifying and sourcing viable substitute products tominimize the impact of backorders on our customers.  The PurchasingAssistant is also responsible for ensuring that invoice and price discrepanciesare resolved and the back order report is current.
SUPERVISOR – Purchasing Manager


SUPERVISES – N/A

DUTIESINCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
•       Process all assigned special purchaserequests in a timely and accurate manner
•       Process all on-line requisitions forassigned vendors within twenty four hours
•       Review OREC report weekly to ensure itremains current
•       Work closely with Accounts Payablestaff to resolve and avoid any and all invoice discrepancies within forty-eighthours
•       Validate receipt, review, and correctall EDI and fax confirmations in order to eliminate any service failures
•       Maintain a high degree ofcommunication, cooperation and coordination with assigned departments regardingpurchases
•       Report any supplier or customerperformance issues in accordance with the policies and procedures
•       Work closely with the PurchasingManager to ensure that EDI, on line requisitioning, electronic faxing, and fileitem additions are being optimized
•       Comply to and enforce the MarketPurchasing Policy
•       Maintain expedited log (courier) totrack emergency deliveries
•       Perform other duties as assigned
•       Practiceand adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and ValueStatement”
 
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
•       Communication – communicates clearlyand concisely, both verbally and in writing
•       Customer orientation – establishes andmaintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect byconsistently meeting and exceeding expectations
•       Interpersonal skills – able to workeffectively with other employees, patients and external parties
•       PC skills – demonstrates proficiencyin Microsoft Office applications and others as required
•       Policies & Procedures –demonstrates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, proceduresand systems
•       Basicskills – able to perform basic mathematical calculations, balance and reconcilefigures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately
 
EDUCATION
•    High School diploma or GED is required.
 
EXPERIENCE
•   1 to 3 years purchasing or order entryexperience preferred.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKINGCONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping andstretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient tooperate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other officeequipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare andcommunicate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 poundsoccasionally. Work is performed in an office environment. Work may be stressfulat times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people.
 
HealthTrust Supply Chain’s roots are in the hallways of some of America’stop-performing hospitals. Join our organization and our team as we strive toprovide our customers with a top quality operation. HealthTrust offers acompetitive wage and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental,vision, 401(k), paid time off and a business casual environment.