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Purchasing Agent

Company: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: Performs a wide range of assignments, which includes processing purchasing requisitions, issuing purchase orders, proactively providing accurate information for Supply Chain Management (SCM) databases in support of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system by using technology to its fullest potential, providing customer service and ensuring satisfaction to internal customers, and acting as a liaison with LVHN and suppliers. Manages multiple priorities and projects while producing accurate, timely, and quality work. This role must be able to work with all levels of colleagues to ensure purchasing is conducted in an ethical manner in accordance with company policies. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Business or related field, or Associate's degree in Business or related field with significant equivalent experience. Two to five years experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Inventory or related field. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret requests, and communicate effectively regarding solutions and next steps. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of leaders, customers, colleagues, and suppliers. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the values and mission of LVHN. Preferred Qualifications: Additional professional certification in Supply Chain, Procurement or related field. Five to ten years experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Inventory or related field. Familiarity with medical terminology and medical supplies. Experience with healthcare industry. Experience with process improvement and/or project management. Experience with vendor management. Licensure and Certifications:

Keywords: Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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