Purchasing Specialist - Purchasing - 11352
University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare Inc. - Jacksonville, FL

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Accept the Challenge…Make a Difference

University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc. has supported the University of Florida's physician practice in Jacksonville and other northern Florida and southern Georgia communities since 1971. UFJHI provides a wide range of business services to one of the largest mixed specialty practices in the southeastern United States consisting of over 300 physicians working in 30 clinics. UFJHI is an exciting and challenging place to work. We really care about the communities and patients that we serve. Our employees work alongside nationally and internationally renowned physicians who are engaged in teaching and research as well as providing healthcare services. Primarily located in Jacksonville, Florida, UFJHI also offers a great north Florida lifestyle with countless recreational activities, museums, orchestras along with professional and amateur sports.


Scope of the Job

Responsible for making purchases for the University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare and Jacksonville Physicians at the best price available for the quality of product required for the task and completing all paperwork required for the transaction.

Essential Functions

The essential functions are the primary dimensions for performance review.


Convert approved purchase order requests to purchase orders.


Determine the appropriate vendor based on best price and quality of product needed for the task.


Negotiate with vendors to receive lowest price on all items.


Ensure the necessary authorizations have been obtained and place orders with vendors.


Assist Accounts Payable with invoice reconciliation.


Keep customers informed i.e., transaction status, open purchase orders, backorders, returns, credits, procedures, etc.


Complete & maintain Purchasing documentation.

Secondary Functions


Review and expedite backorders.


Coordinate product returns.


Other tasks as assigned by management.


Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations. Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility. Required to make independent judgments without supervision. Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.



Strong, outgoing interpersonal skills.

Good math and analytical skills.

Ability to deal with vendors on pricing or service issues.

Good computer and Internet skills.

Good negotiation skills.

Professional telephone etiquette.


1 year procurement experience.

1 year of computer/e-procurement experience desired.

Education and Certifications

High school diploma required.

A.A. degree and/or some college level business coursework preferred.

A.P.P certification helpful