Buyer: Pharmacy; Mount Sinai Hospital

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Selects, orders, and purchases, at the most favorable prices, merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification and other requirements.
2. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.
3. Prepares and processes bids for supplies and services according to standard procedures and policies.
4. Works closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products.
5. Reviews proposals and in conjunction with manager awards contracts.
6. Places direct and sole-source orders, maintaining appropriate pressure on suppliers to reduce or maintain total delivered cost.
7. May authorize return of merchandise.
8. May process purchase requisitions through the materials management and e-commerce systems.
9. Performs other related duties.





Bachelor's Degree in Purchasing, Retail Management or related field

2 years of prior buying or related experience Excellent written and oral communication skills 
Experience with planning, forecasting and allocation
Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within health field


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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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