Company: Mass General Brigham(PHS)
Posted on: November 21, 2020
As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed
to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the
community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by
Brigham and Womens Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital,
Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including
community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a
physician network, community health centers, home care and other
health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching
affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national
leader in biomedical research.
Were focused on a people-first culture for our systems patients and
our professional family. Thats why we provide our employees with
more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is
committed to aligning our employees personal aspirations with
projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that
empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each
member of our team to own their personal developmentand we
recognize success at every step.
Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern
decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our
work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service
Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk, and how we
treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect,
Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork &
Under the general supervision of the Corporate Manager of
Purchasing or his/her designee, the Procurement Specialist operates
within the established organization and departmental policies and
procedures. The Procurement Specialist provides procurement process
support to PHS Customers and Suppliers. Procurement process support
includes the following tasks as presented in the Principal Duties
and Responsibilities Section. The Procurement Specialist will have
extensive contact with PHS Suppliers and PHS Customers (Research,
Clinical and Administrative).
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Is a model of Service Excellence to demonstrate appropriate and
professional behavior. Ensures proper communication and
collaboration within the department, across the PHS network, and
with external customers, in keeping with the PHS Finance Service
Excellence Guiding Principles.
Take responsibility for assigned requisitions. Source description
only requests through existing vendors when possible, using
knowledge of PHS item file and alternate vendors.
Process any orders requiring manual buyer intervention including:
standing, blanket, bill-only, description-only, new vendor
requests, services, independent contractors, and summary
Review purchase requisitions for appropriateness with regard to
budgets and their conformance with established policies and
Identify and/or select potential sources of services or
Assists in determining if newly suggested vendors are appropriate
to add to the PHS Vendor File.
Administer purchase orders and other transactions from requisition
development to completion.
Utilizes a computerized/automated materials management system(s)
which includes EDI processing, PeopleSoft web-based vendor direct
programs (punch out vendors), and GHX.
Familiarizes himself/herself with the characteristics and functions
of the product by utilizing reference sources and resource
Follows up and offers feedback to users on requisitions
Maintains documentation of sourcing with due consideration to
price, quality, availability and delivery accurately.
Respects and maintains the confidentiality of all patient,
physician, and hospital related information.
Cooperates and communicates in an effective, professional manner
with supervisor, management, peers, general staff, physicians,
Encourages open communication and verbalization of opinions among
staff in attempt to identify and resolve problems and improve the
overall efficiency of the department
Other duties as requested by Manager of Purchasing and/or
Bachelors degree or equivalent education preferred with three to
five years experience, preferably in a healthcare-related
purchasing setting. Customer service support related work
Requires excellent organizational skills.
Requires excellent verbal, written, and communication skills.
Requires the ability to work independently, take initiative,
prioritize tasks and escalate issues as needed.
Able to collaborate in a team environment.
Knowledge of basic computer systems (ex: Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft Office) and preferably PHS applications (ex: PeopleSoft,
Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing
diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin,
sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military
service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under
Keywords: Mass General Brigham(PHS), Somerville , Procurement Specialist, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts
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