Buyer

Children's Minnesota
Published
April 8, 2021
Location
St. Paul, MN
Job Type
 

Description

About Children's Minnesota:
Children's Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites.
Additionally, Children's is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children's Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children's maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children's health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education.
This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children's received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org .

Department Summary:
The Supply Chain department at Children's Minnesota provides enterprise level support for the purchasing and distribution needs across the organization. This Buyer position is part of the Purchasing team, which is responsible for the procurement of capital equipment, consumables, non-stock items and services for all locations in the Children's Minnesota network. This department also provides guidance to management on supplier selection and analysis to support organizational and departmental strategic decisions, initiatives, and goals.

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for obtaining materials, equipment and supplies at lowest cost consistent with required quality, quantity and availability. This position will purchase more important items of supplies and equipment involving more complex items and larger dollar volume of expenditures than a Purchasing Assistant.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum of one year purchasing experience preferably in health care.
  • Business or hospital Materials Management experience desirable.

Physical Demands:

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Children's is committed to creating a culture where every employee can be their best self, make a difference for kids and families, and learn and grow to reach their full potential. We are proud to celebrate our rich diversity and believe what makes us different, makes us stronger. Our diversity and inclusion program and participation in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion provide every employee with opportunities to use their skills and talents to their full potential. We're also proud to support and lead community efforts and public policy that impact health and health care for children.
Children's Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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