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Purchasing Agent

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Job ID: 55102
Location: Durham, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
Procures a variety of services, equipment, and supplies on behalf of departments. Initiates and designs bids and proposals to award buying decisions. Participates in procurement sourcing teams for research, bid and contract management of supplies and services.


Responsibilities:
1. Assists in developing, documenting and administering policies and procedures regarding institutional procurement practices and, other duties as assigned.
2. Conducts analyses of commodities used, associated volumes of commodities, and buying habits of assigned departments to aid in cost-effective purchasing decisions. Tracks markets to anticipate customer needs, changes in such needs and the impact to existing contracts of the development of future contracts.
3. Establishes contracts using prudent buying practices, including analysis of GPO, local bids, state contracts, etc.
4. Facilitates and implements electronic commerce procurement practices in line with improved strategic supply relationships.
5. Procures a variety of services, equipment, and supplies on behalf of departments. Initiates and designs bids and proposals to award buying decisions. Participates in procurement sourcing teams for research, bid and contract management of supplies and services.
6. Serves as lead and operational resource for procurement matters for assigned departments. Educates and advises departmental customers on the use of the Lawson electronic purchasing process.
7. Serves as the primary liaison between UNCHCS and contractors/suppliers to fulfill contracts. Develops strategic supplier relationships to facilitate supplier input to enhancing cost reduction initiatives. Manages supplier performance associated with service delivery to departments and resolves issues related to supplier performance.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Administration or related field (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If a Bachelor's degree: Five (5) years of progressively responsible procurement or contract administration experience.
● If an Associate's degree: Nine (9) years of progressively responsible procurement or contract administration experience.
● If a High School diploma or GED: Thirteen (13) years of progressively responsible procurement or contract administration experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: Purchasing 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $22.45 - $28.06 per hour (minimum to midpoint) 

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity. 

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Durham

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes


This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care; except that, if you are currently a UNCHCS State employee already working in a designated shared services department, you may remain a UNCHCS State employee if selected for this job.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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