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Procurement Specialist, Sr.

Company: Partners HealthCare
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Corporate Manager of Purchasing, the Senior Procurement Specialist operates within the established organization and departmental policies and procedures. In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the Procurement Specialist, the Senior Procurement Specialist has increasing responsibilities within the procurement process including but not limited to contract negotiation and data analytics. The Senior Procurement Specialist performs daily functions with an emphasis on supporting the Mass General Brigham Supply Chain strategic plan.

Candidate actively develops, implements, and utilizes procurement processes that support measurable cost reduction initiatives. Actively works with customers to understand their needs and internal systems. Works with senior administrators, clinical providers (physicians, nurses, and therapists) and end-user departments to positively impact hospital based expenses.

  • Use/s the Mass General Brigham 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 & Collaboration
  • Facilitates Capital Purchases, including asset management profiling, utilizing benchmarking tools to ensure competitive bidding on capital purchases in compliance with Government and Mass General Brigham regulations and policies.
  • Authorized to negotiate contracts and service agreements in conjunction with Corporate Contracts policies and procedures up to a predetermined dollar threshold.
  • Works in Contracts Management system to store, track, and review local service agreements to eliminate potential gaps in service, and maintain active repository to support strategic sourcing.
  • Review purchase requisitions for appropriateness with regard to organization requirements and budgets. Routes, follows up and expedites, and escalates customer requests as needed.
  • Administer purchase orders and other transactions from requisition development to completion.
  • Serves as area expert and will provide support to buyers. Supports Supply ChainTraining Manager as needed for new employee on-boarding and end user customer education.
  • Works with Buyers and/or Contract managers to finalize purchase orders.
  • Identifies and/or selects potential sources for strategic procurement of services and/or supplies.
  • Participates in and supports cost-reduction/cost avoidance programs including the use of value analysis and life cycle costing.
  • Utilizes a computerized/automated materials management system(s), which include EDI processing, and WEB based vendor direct programs.
  • Assumes supervisory responsibility in Team Leader absence.
  • Other duties as requested by Corporate Manager of Purchasing. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree required; minimum of five years experience in purchasing as a Buyer preferably for an educational/medical institution.
    • 5-7 years experience as a Buyer for an educational/medical institution may be substituted for formal degree.
    • Possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with cross functional teams including staff at all levels of the organization
    • Ability to successfully negotiate and collaborate with others of different skill sets, backgrounds at levels within and external to the organization
    • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills
    • Ability to effectively conduct meetings, both formal and informal Ability to collaborate horizontally and vertically within the organization.
    • Requires excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills.
    • Requires demonstrated ability to negotiate with internal and external customers.
    • Acquires and maintains knowledge of computer systems, ex. Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, GHX, Ariba, and other Mass General Brigham applications.
    • Requires the ability to work independently, take initiative and prioritize tasks.

      EEO Statement

      Mass General Brigham 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 law.

Keywords: Partners HealthCare, Somerville , Procurement Specialist, Sr., Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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