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Under general direction, develops, negotiates, and maintains SLUCare purchasing department contracts for products and services; prepares final contract information; solicits and analyzes incoming product proposals; services assigned customers; interacts with departments to improve processes; measures contract effectiveness; compiles statistical reports.
Knowledge of product and service purchasing policies and practices
Knowledeg of medical terminology and clinical healthcare concepts
Knowledge of Group Purchasing Organizations, specifically in the healthcare area.
Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of contractual terminology
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong negotiation skills
Customer service skills
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
Bachelor’s degree; supplemented with two (2) years of related experience in purchasing, customer service, accounting, or sales. SCT Banner operating system experience preferred. Prior experience working with multi-speciality physician groups preferred.
Negotiates with clinical suppliers for major commodity-based products and services to obtain agreeable price, delivery schedule, and payment terms and discounts; sources a wide array of products and services primarily for SLUCare departments.
Develops and maintains strong working relationships with clinical vendors and internal customers for assigned SLUCare products and services; investigates and identifies new product areas; meets with suppliers and customers; prepares final contract information for publication and distribution, with purchase order and contract sign-off authority.
Solicits and analyzes incoming proposals for assigned SLUCare products and services; monitors and analyzes competitiveness of data with comparable market data. Acts as a liason with legal and other departments to develop and review contracts for clinical goods and services.
Services assigned customers by telephone and in person; communicates contract initiatives and existing contract values; develops request for proposal (RFP) and proposal analysis; educates departments to improve processes and ensure more effective purchasing practices. When necessary, train employees within the physician practice on University procurement policies.
Develops methods to measure the effectiveness of assigned contracts according to appropriate actions; compiles statistical reports; ensures University compliance with grant guidelines and information to support initiatives and activities; supports purchasing staff in problem resolution.
Attend monthly clinical and Business manager meetings, serving as a liason between SLUCare and the Business Services group. Other duties as assigned.
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