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Hospital Purchasing Agent

Company: Silver Lake Hospital
Location: Newark
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Silver Lake Hospital of Newark, NJ is seeking to hire an experienced full-time Hospital Purchasing Agent to skillfully negotiate with suppliers to purchase goods and services and to develop purchasing strategies by researching and comparing pricing.ABOUT SILVER LAKE HOSPITAL Silver Lake Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital with a reputation of providing patients with a place to heal before heading home. A long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) is an acute care specialty hospital that provides highly advanced and focused care for higher acuity patients who have not responded to short-term treatment in traditional general hospitals. The average length of stay in an LTACH is 25 days as compared to a 3-5 day average stay in a general hospital. Our safe and state of the art hospital is designed to admit and care for the most critically ill patients.POSITION SUMMARYThe Hospital Purchasing Agent is responsible for strategically negotiating contracts with vendors, assisting with inventory management, issuing purchase orders for materials, matching purchase orders with invoices, and verifying delivery schedules. The Hospital Purchasing Agent acts as the liaison between each department and supplier, directing the procurement of product supplies and services necessary for all operations.QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree in related field, preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in healthcare purchasing.
  • Knowledge of market research, data analysis, and purchasing best practices.
  • Excellent negotiating and communication skills.
  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft office and Excel.
  • Must possess emotional maturity, honesty, reliability, as well as an ability to understand and follow instructions.Hospital Purchasing Agent rates commensurate with experience. Full Time employees are eligible for benefits including medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan, supplemental insurance, free life-long term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, continuing education, free parking in a safe and secure garage, paid time off (PTO), and a comprehensive wellness program.ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?If you feel that you would be right for this position, complete our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Keywords: Silver Lake Hospital, Newark , Hospital Purchasing Agent, Sales , Newark, New Jersey

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