Buyer I

  • Norfolk, VA
  • 905 Redgate Avenue
  • Purchasing
  • Full -time - Days
  • 32142
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Summary

  • GENERAL SUMMARY
    • The Buyer I is responsible for purchasing functions including policy enforcement, vendor negotiation, contracting and financial reporting.  Reports to the Purchasing Manager.
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Works collaboratively with staff to improve purchasing efficiency and processes.
    • Ensures the quality and quantity of work performance are consistent with policy and standards.
    • Provides purchasing expertise and educational support to internal customers and vendors.
    • Resolves financial reporting and processing issues in addition to facilitating problem resolution.  
    • Supports the Value Analysis process and other hospital committees as needed.  
    • Provides accurate and timely execution of purchasing processes and recommends process changes as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
    • None
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • Professional knowledge of areas of responsibility (including theories, principles, and concepts) normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    • Two years of experience in a purchasing related role preferred.
    • Demonstrates proficiency with purchasing related information systems including purchasing databases.
    • Professional knowledge of areas of responsibility in order to assist in sourcing and purchasing activities.
    • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and analytical skills necessary to interact with supplying vendors, customers, and other team members.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS
    • May be exposed to excessive noise, dust, and weather conditions while performing certain duties.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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