Under general supervision assumes responsibility for purchasing routine equipment, supplies and services from suppliers through competitive bidding and negotiations consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, urgency of need and DMC practices and standards. Prepares analysis of information collected and in conjunction with other Procurement staff, makes recommendations to each department regarding award of contracts for purchase of services, supplies and equipment. Receives purchase requests from departments for routine equipment, supplies and services, meets with department representatives to review purchasing needs and requirements. Requests and utilizes inter-department services pertinent to provision of purchasing services. Develops and maintains contact with sales representatives and manufacturers to evaluate and review goods and services offered. In conjunction with other Procurement staff, contacts vendors to obtain competitive bids on items to be purchased. Prepares reports on product research, standards and cost analysis to discuss with department concerning vendor, product and price; selects or recommends suppliers with whom orders are to be placed; prepares purchase orders. Resolves invoice discrepancies and/or disputes with vendors and involved DMC personnel.
1. High School diploma, Bachelors degree preferred. 2. Two or more years progressively more responsible purchasing experience in a health setting or related experience. Thorough knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures related to purchasing.
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: Detroit Medical Center Shared Services
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905029785
About Detroit Medical Center Shared Services
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.