Buyer I - Supply Chain/Purchasing

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Dept- Supply Chain/Purchasing

REQ #2517226


Job Title: Buyer I 

The Buyer negotiates and places orders for small to moderately priced items and estimates value of merchandise based on knowledge of market prices.   This individual reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.   Responsible for the identification of opportunities for cost savings and quality improvement through effective negotiating techniques and sourcing of pricing.      

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Processes purchase orders for supplies, capitals, and services according to standard procedures and policies.
  • Selects, orders, and purchases, at the most favorable prices, merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification and other requirements.
  • Reviews vendor quotes and proposals to ensure compliance with health system terms.
  • Prioritizes placing orders based on department need and is responsive to time sensitive requests.
  • Works closely with vendors and requesters to obtain order confirmations and address backorders, discrepancies, and other exceptions. Expedites open orders, where necessary.
  • Guides requesters to place orders with contracted vendors and adjusts purchase orders accordingly.
  • Resolves ship/service holds, where possible and escalates as necessary.
  • Authorizes and processes return of merchandise.
  • Collaborates with multiple stakeholders, including but not limited to requesting departments, vendors, accounts payable, and other Supply Chain teams.
  • Processes purchase requisitions through the materials management and e-commerce systems and utilizes all resources and technologies available to accurately process and confirm orders.
  • Meets Supply Chain metric targets, including but not limited to the number of purchase orders processed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in purchasing, retail management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and applicable work experience
  • 2 years of prior buying or related experience
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 
Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 
Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 
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