Procurement Agen/Buyer - Healthcare experience preferred

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Responsible for performing duties involving procurement of medical and non-medical supplies and equipment, processing of appropriate paperwork from order to payment and maintaining the Materials Management filing and computer systems


* Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate commitment to superior customer service, including quality and care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.

* Represents the Company in a professional manner, following all Company policies and procedures.

* Uses, protects, and discloses patients protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.

* Procures medical and non-medical supplies and equipment.

* Expedites the purchase of supplies requested through purchase requisitions and departmental order guides within 24 hours.

* Follows-up on all backorder items and finds alternative supplies when necessary.

* Returns materials as required for credit or exchange to suppliers.

* Interviews vendors representative and reviews/evaluates vendor performances and products.

* Resolves receiving and vendor invoice discrepancies. Follows-up on all backordered materials.

* Consults with department managers regarding product availability and researches alternative sources.

* Prepares reports for departmental and accounting purposes and ensures proper document flow between Materials Management and other departments.

* Controls and accounts for all purchases orders issued by Materials Management.

* Distributes departmental correspondence, purchase orders, invoice discrepancies, credit requests, change orders, requests for quotation and incoming/outgoing mail.

* Other related duties as assigned.


* High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent. Includes special certification required for specific jobs.

* Bachelors degree preferred.



* Over 1 year and up to and including 3 years of experience.

* Experience with computerized inventory system.


* 1-3 years experience in the procurement of materials, supplies and equipment in the healthcare field.

* BS/BA in supply chain or relevant field.


* Working knowledge of MS Office and purchasing software (e.g. ReQlogic)

* A strong analytical mindset

* Outstanding organizational skills

* Great verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language fluently.

COVID-19 Symptom Screening / Precautions

If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms, using the Protect Well mobile app, Interactive Voice Response, ( i.e. entering your symptoms via phone system) or another approved Optum Florida approved symptom screener. When in a Optum Florida building employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders.

Employees in Non-Clinical On Site Settings

COVID-19 Work Location Requirement: You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location.

CAREERS WITH OPTUM. Heres the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. Optum brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Here youll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do YOUR LIFES BEST WORK.(SM)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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