Cayuga Medical Center
  • Materials Management
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Full Time
  • Administrative Support / Clerical

Job Summary: The Buyer is responsible for purchasing medical and non-medical supplies, equipment and purchased services to support hospital operations. Performs a variety of duties including inventory management, sourcing, invoice/purchase order discrepancies, contract price review and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Purchasing- places, tracks, and ensures timely delivery of procured items and services
  • Inventory Management- monitors and maintains approved minimum and maximum inventory levels as part of the overall organizational inventory strategy
  • Storeroom/Receiving Coordination- accurately communicates and acts as a liaison between functions
  • Accounts Payable- align and ensure accurate and efficient procure-to-pay processes
  • Sourcing- identifies, qualifies, obtains quotes, negotiates quantities and pricing from potential vendors
  • Contract Management- understands and helps manage the interaction with vendors that ensures contractual obligations are being satisfied
  • Group Purchasing Organization- works to ensure GPO alignment is achieved in order to realize savings and efficiencies
  • Communication- creates and maintains seamless communications across department and organizational functions
  • Meditech ability to function in the Materials Management module, creates item masters, vendor masters and performs various inventory transactions
  • Is flexible in assuming other appropriate responsibilities not noted above


Education Minimum Associates Degree. 2 years of Healthcare Purchasing experience maybe substituted for an associate's degree.

Experience 2 years of purchasing experience, Healthcare preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Meditech Materials Management module experience a plus.

Licensure NA

Physical Requirements computer use, phone use, sitting, standing, walking, may require lifting and carrying light loads.

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