Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Sr. Buyer - Temporary (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

General/ Environmental Service

3 Month Temporary Position,1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary

The Sr. Buyer is responsible for the negotiation, standardization, consolidation and contract administration for all department's at Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC). Responsible for negotiating and managing contracts for the purchasing of medical products, equipment and related-services which include a market review and selection of suppliers. Interacts with vendors and departments concerning purchasing issues. Responsible for ensuring contract compliance as it pertains to pricing and service levels.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the monitoring of supplier performance through developing measuring tools and checking references. Works closely with Buyers to ensure standardization compliance.

  • Interfaces with vendors regarding sourcing, pricing and related issues. Manages information utilizing manual or electronic systems.

  • Issues bids, Requests for Information and Requests for Products and analyzes them for final decisions. Builds ongoing relationships with suppliers.

  • Monitors and provides compliance to product standardization, vendor performance and reports findings to Purchasing Manager.

  • Negotiates with vendors to ensure that goods and services purchased are priced competitively and that all contracts or pricing agreements meets SUMC guidelines.

  • Performs order placement and interacts with vendors and SUMC departments regarding purchase orders to communicate product delivery and pricing information. Works with the buyers to coordinates changes in purchase orders with vendors.

  • Processes purchase requisitions to include electronic requisitions, department specific custom requisitions and general purpose department requisitions

  • Provides expertise in negotiating standard price-per-unit contracts. Identifies and implements strategies to realize cost reductions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.

  • Ability to conduct analysis and formulate conclusions.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

  • Ability to manage numerous central and offsite order and supply systems for the hospitals and clinics.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of general store keeping, inventory and stock control methods.

  • Knowledge of hospital billing systems and hospital rate file structures.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.

  • Knowledge of specialized medical and surgical supplies and equipment, primarily of a disposable nature.

  • Knowledge of Sterile Processing and case cart systems.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.