Buyer, Diagnostics and Medical Supplies
Banfield Pet Hospital - Portland, OR

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The primary purpose and function of the Buyer II-Diagnostics & Medical Supplies is to maximize value in the Diagnostics and Medical Supplies categories and develop, foster, and maintain effective communication and relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers. The role will be responsible for ~$40M in spend and will lead the development, implementation, management, and monitoring of sourcing strategies and action plans focused on delivering bottom line and top line improvement, ensuring the Practice has an uninterrupted supply of goods and services.

Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.

Negotiate price, terms, conditions, and supplier returns/allowances and serve as a point of contact on contracts.

Implement new and renewed contract terms and services through an Oracle system, coordinating with related teams.

Prepare purchase orders through an Oracle system ensuring completeness, accuracy, and compliance with existing policies and procedures.

Negotiate and set up confidentiality and purchasing agreements with suppliers, understanding ownership and rights as it pertains to intellectual property.

Develop appropriate supplier relationship management strategies, analyzing cost reductions and supplier performance improvement opportunities or risks.

Partner with Finance to determine input for the business operating plans, regularly communicating any risks and opportunities or variances versus plan.

Maintain strong business relationships with suppliers, seamlessly incorporating appropriate strategies and tactics to creatively solve negotiations.

Collaborate and develop appropriate strategies for acquiring third party intellectual property for use in the business, recognizing risks and managing issues that arise.

Advise and manage others regarding intellectual property matters with ability to negotiate and execute complex intellectual property agreements.

Define best practice Supplier Relationships Management techniques and metrics to measure supplier performance, leading teams in the review process with ability to leverage capabilities for the most effective relationship.

Incorporate finance theory into sourcing strategies, performing investment and outsourcing decision analysis for the business.

Lead group planning sessions for difficult negotiations, setting limits and developing counter tactics.

Provide coaching and support to others during the negotiation preparation phase.

Interpret and evaluate contract provisions, conduct research on requirements, evaluate findings, and make recommendations.

Conduct spend, internal and market analysis.

Develop sourcing strategies, build a scope, stakeholder map, sourcing approach and spend analysis. Identify current and future business needs, business capabilities and constraints. Define the market, cost structure and suppliers.

Compare quotes with the specifications and availability of good and services, placing practice wide orders accordingly.

Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes.

Determine quantity, product availability and sources of supply.

Organize, update, and retain product information files and purchase order records.

Participate in ongoing purchasing process improvement efforts; evaluate and recommend best purchasing methods (formal and informal bid processes, purchase orders, disbursements, procurement cards, etc).

Adhere to Practice and ISM purchasing policies and procedures.

Serve as a resource regarding authorized procurement options and purchasing policies and procedures.

Develop effective communications with CTS, Field Leadership and Hospital Associates.

Coach and develop Buyer I position as necessary.

Other job duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain & Logistics, Business Administration, Finance/Accounting or other business field is preferred, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Four years professional experience with understanding of the purchasing cycle & buying process required.

Ability to understand and interpret key financial statements and components of ROTA.

Knowledge of purchasing regulations, legal compliance, policies and procedures is required with demonstrated advanced negotiations, contract and sourcing skills preferred.

Understanding and ability to conduct SWOT, Six Forces Model or Porter’s Five Model Analysis preferred.

Prefer health care background (veterinary or human healthcare, pharmaceutical, etc.).



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Partnership. Teamwork. Collaboration. Back in 1955, Banfield Pet Hospital was founded on a vision to make human-quality medicine available...