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Sarnova - Dublin, OH

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Sarnova is the nation's leading specialty distributor of health care products to the emergency medical services (EMS) and respiratory markets. It is comprised of two businesses: Bound Tree Medical and Tri-anim Health Services, Inc. Together, the two businesses distribute more than 100,000 health care products to thousands of emergency care providers, hospitals and surgery centers through 17 distribution centers located across the country. With over 30 years of experience, Bound Tree Medical is the leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and related supplies to fire departments, EMS agencies, hospitals and educational institutions throughout the United States. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Bound Tree has approximately 230 employees and is located in Ohio, New Hampshire, California, Arizona, Mississippi, and Wisconsin. Bound Tree is a subsidiary of Sarnova, Inc. For more than 30 years Tri-anim, part of Sarnova, has met the needs and exceeded the expectations of providers throughout the healthcare continuum, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers and nursing homes. All in-stock orders received - until 5 pm - are shipped the same day from one of 12 distribution centers nationwide. With approximately 265 employees is an industry leader providing e-commerce solutions enabling customers a faster and more efficient procurement method for purchasing medical productsEssential Function: Coordinate and execute procurement activities to enhance Sarnovas high standard of service level while minimizing excess and obsolete inventory in the supply chain. Responsible for managing purchasing function from assigned group of suppliers, including review of forecasts, proactive demand management, daily ordering, transmission to and follow up with the suppliers, and work with Vendor Relations to resolve supply issues. Strive to establish and uphold mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers as well as internal and external customers. Exercise good working knowledge of assigned suppliers and costs to make purchases consistent with quality and quantity requirements. Continually expands knowledge of product, industry and systems. Primary Responsibilities: · Execute daily activities to support procurement processes. Contact suppliers to obtain product or service information, validate pricing and ship dates. Maintain up-to-date delivery dates in systems visible to Customer Service and Sales team. Follow-up on late deliveries and backordered items.·Optimize procurement system by analyzing trends and proactively managing customer demand. ·Provide ongoing review of parameter management to include lead times, order policy, stocking locations, safety stock and item classifications to meet or exceed objectives for purchased items and services with regard to quality, on-time delivery, and service levels.·Research and approve payment when there are discrepancies between Sarnovas purchase order and supplier invoice, and maintain necessary records.·Maintain procurement records such as items or services purchased, supplier confirmation, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories.· Strive to meet or exceed specific performance metrics including fill rate, inventory turns, aging purchase orders, outstanding back orders, and excess inventory levels. ·Support the Vendor Relations, Marketing, Customer Service and Sales Departments with product information such as item discontinuation and replacement, long term back order items, and discounts to accounting. ·Conduct self in a professional and ethical manner that is consistent with Bound Tree Medical's policies and procedures.·Strive for 100% internal and external customer satisfaction by obtaining and maintaining a clear understanding of the customer's needs and providing products and services that totally satisfy customer requirements. ·Participate in special projects as needed. Reports To: Purchasing Manager Education: Bachelors degree strongly preferred or comparable experience with emphasis in business administration, economics, and/or procurement or supply chain management
Experience: · 3+ years procurement and demand management experience.·Strong knowledge of procurement practices.·Knowledge of Microsoft products including Excel and Word - Access is a plus.·Experience utilizing procurement and inventory tracking system. Competencies: ·Knowledge of purchasing activities ·Knowledge of warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures·Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities·Customer Orientation·Effective written and oral communication·Analytical thinking skills·Ability to problem solveSarnova is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(k) Plan.

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