Purchasing Specialist
Baystate Health - Massachusetts

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Coordinate and facilitate product requests with Baystate Health Warehouse Team Leaders and Inventory Control Analysts.
  • Identify and process STAT orders within critical time constraints. Immediately notify Purchasing Agents and Inventory Control Analysts of discrepancies, back orders, or substitutions.
  • Provide updated information to the Inventory Control Analysts for maintaining the integrity of the product master files within the Lawson MMIS.
  • Resolve problems and coordinate exchange of information using sound judgment and excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies with Accounts Payable and external vendors.
  • Collect information to create reports, charts, graphs, and spread sheets on an ad hoc basis for departmental and internal BH customers.
  • Participate in Accounts Payable and Purchasing process improvement meetings.
  • Utilize the Lawson MMIS to obtain and/or verify product information including warehouse location, manufacturer number, packaging, etc.
    • High School Graduate or G.E.D. equivalent required.
    • A minimum of three years experience in healthcare materials management, procurement, warehousing, or supply chain logistics required.
    • Experience with Lawson Materials Management System, purchasing practices, and basic accounting practices preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and/or within a group as a team member is required.
    • Strong customer service and telephone skills and the ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility.
    • Well developed PC skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel), word processing (MS Word).
    • Experience in office procedures, equipment, and knowledge of medical supply terminology preferred.
    • Requires the ability to complete special projects in a timely fashion, and demonstrate creativity in gaining efficiencies in the Supply Chain environment.

    Other Information

    Per diem position Monday - Friday

    Department/Location Purchasing Department 30 Bobala Road., Holyoke, MA

    Resume required

    Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory environment and actively encourage persons to seek employment with us, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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