Reporting to and under the authority of the Manager, System Procurement, the Buyer II provides assistance throughout the department as needed to maintain an adequate supply of merchandise for the supply chain. Obtains materials, equipment or supplies at lowest cost consistent with required quality, quantity and availability. Actively researches and develops new sources of supply and/or recommends possible substitute materials. The Buyer II will maintain daily reports, as well as the development of various supply related analysis.
The Procurement Department is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our internal and external customers. Our medical facilities are our primary internal customers and operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week across various geographic regions. As such, the Procurement Department must be available to support regional needs as they arise; even at times when the Corporate Office is closed. Therefore, this position may occasionally be required to work during periods of Corporate Office closures including closures due to inclement weather, public holidays and weekends. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of CHRISTUS Health. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The associate shall support CHRISTUS Health's strategic plan and the goals.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Four years experience in related field as well as strong analytical skills. Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet).
Good organizational skills and experience in working with teams towards measured outcomes.
Knowledge of Purchasing and customer service procedures as normally acquired through Materials Management experience
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.