Reporting to the Director of Materials Management, the Buyer/Purchaser of Materials Management is responsible for providing strategic support and coordination of operations of the Materials Management group and its activities, including supply logistics, distribution, and receiving services.
Will continually seek opportunities to streamline department specific activities to acquire a high level of team efficiency.Responsible for all aspects of Materials Management departments when assigned.Understands travel between Lander and Riverton campuses is required for job specific purposes and will appropriate time accordingly. Will be compensated for mileage when travel to Riverton is required.Be able to work with department leaders to achieve organization and efficiencies of procured goods and provide a clean inventory analysis.Assists training new management and employees on all procurement programs to ensure department needs are met appropriately.Assists in obtaining materials at least cost, of adequate quality in a timely manner as to offer the patient the best possible care and least possible cost while improving hospital net revenue.Assists in obtaining facilities materials and equipment at least cost, high quality in a timely fashion so as to provide a safe environment compliant with State, JCAHO and OSHA requirements.Manages periodic inventories.Manages reconciliation of daily chargesResponsible for assisting in evaluation of process improvement within materials.Responsible for assisting in the negotiation of best prices on goods and services.Adheres to corporate policy on Information Systems security.Continuously monitors supply costs and attempts to provide cost savings for the organizationWorks to improve departmental compliance with national contracts as measured by monthly report form corporate and provided variance justification.Consistently follows established procedures for routine purchases, special purchases and capital purchases.Maintains and/or improves productivity levels.Follows department specific staffing needs and hours of work, to be available to staff.Assists in the development and retention of qualified competent staff.May be asked to assists in interviews of staff. Interviews reflect knowledge of clinical, legal, labor and hospital standards.Recommendation of selection of staff reflects recognition of skills/competencies and thoughtful matching of applicants with job requirements.Will provide feedback in consideration of regular performance evaluations, on a timely manner (within 15 days of due date).Evaluations reflect objectives and documented assessments. Evaluative comments clarifying the employeeâ€™s level of performance and identified behaviors/situations to support appraisal.Reports to Director any staff issues that could result in counseling action and documents any inappropriate behavior of support staff.Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of Human Resources policies and procedures in order to serve as a competent resource to employees.Establishes a work environment that encourages innovation. There is evidence of constant improvement, with ideas being considered for implementation.Maintains an accurate department specific orientation.Ensures ongoing compliance of staffâ€™s participation in annual mandatory in-services and department specific in-services.Assures follow up of skills/competency deficiencies that are identified during orientations or through skills checklists. A current file of competencies for each employee in the department.Responsible for assisting in the professional development of staff, including but not limited to; supporting the involvement of staff in professional associations and the community.Assists Director in determining appropriate manpower requirements for the department(s) and ensures adequate coverage at all times.Adheres to all actions specified in process improvement plans.Observes and respects the confidentiality of information in regards to the patient, physicians and employees as stated in Employee Handbook.Other duties as assigned
Associates or Bachelors Degree in Business or Accounting preferred
1-2 years supervisory experience preferredPrevious supervisory experience with background in materials in a healthcare setting beneficial.
Must have a strong level of organization and be able to manage time to achieve specific goals.
Ability to assist in staff development, supervision, and motivation.Needs to be team oriented and cost conscious.
Must be computer literate in Word, Excel, Outlook, and the Internet and be willing and able to learn other programs i.e.. SMART.
Need to have knowledge of medical terms and procedures and idea of current material costs.