Sr. Purchasing Buyer - IT

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal. 
Supply Chain – Req. 79726
 
Job Title: Sr. Purchasing Buyer - IT
 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Possess a cursory knowledge of computer technology (Hardware, Software & Telecom) purchasing and licensing
  • Possess basic knowledge of Software Licensing e.g. perpetual, SaaS, term, subscription, etc.
  • Possess basic knowledge of various hardware terminology & classification: desktop, laptop, server, storage, virtual machine, cores, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in basic telecommunication terminology, e.g wireless, mobile, smart phone, etc.
  • Daily processing of Information Technology (IT) requisitions in to MSHS purchase orders (approximately 3-4,000 per year) for hardware, software, licenses, service warranties, consultants, etc. in the Materials Management Information Systems (Oracle, PMM, etc.) 
  • Assist in developing SOW, volumes, timelines, etc. and/or coordinate gathering same from end-users/IT in order to formulate, send out RFPs or RFIs to identified qualified vendors, and collect, tabulate, evaluate, level, present proposals.
  • Coordinate and execute product returns, invoice discrepancies, customer service inquiries, etc. as required.
  • Act as the initial liaison with IT vendors covering purchase orders, returns, inventory, expirations, invoicing, etc.
  • Track internal and external orders on a daily basis, obtaining confirmations, and GHX systems and updating record system.  Work closely with end-users in departments, to coordinate and expedite emergency orders.
  • Proactively identify back-orders and/or discontinued items, conduct alternative searches for substitute items with alternate vendors, in the event of emergencies related to back-orders / discontinued items.  Consistently reporting status to the end user
  • Assist end-users with item queries, item additions. Updates and all general phone / e-mail inquiries. 
  • Periodically, spot audit and extract current pricing reports from purchasing systems and provide Data Integrity staff with correct pricing to upload in systems.
  • Review all requisitions/purchase orders to ensure they are in compliance with corporate purchasing policy. 
  • Periodically performs department visits to understand needs and review department activity.
  • Utilize GPO, and New York State contracts where possible to confirm that the hospital is receiving the best price possible.
  • Responsible for all tasks involved in “cradle to grave” processing/payment of purchase orders, which may include terms & conditions associated with order.
  • Responsible to monitor and document vendor performance issues and provide feedback to Sourcing.
  • Miscellaneous projects and team efforts where required.
 
Requirements:
  • College degree required.  Major in IT preferred.
  • 5-7 years. IT purchasing preferred.
  • IT Purchasing experience in a hospital or related healthcare setting
 
    
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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