Penn State Health Buyer - PSH Strat Sourcing/Contracting in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Shared Services

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day


Responsible for the end to end management of purchase orders, this role performs a variety of duties to purchase material, equipment and supplies according to established, University, Health System and Hospital policies and procedures. Key functions of this role include: returns/credit memo processing, actively monitoring open purchase orders, working Accounts Payable exceptions and accurate price administration. With the guiding principles of cost, quality, delivery for the right item at the right time, the Buyer will partner with the Contract Portfolio Specialist in which they align. Role will perform all activities according to department policies and procedures and will ensure appropriate sourcing through the GPO partner. The role will also be responsible for assisting in developing sourcing strategies and ensuring alignment to GPO affiliate sourcing strategies, projects and initiatives within commodities and will participate in merger and acquisition activities as well.


Associates degree with two to four years of experience or Bachelors Degree in a health related specialty, business administration, supply chain or closely related field required


Proficiency and knowledge demonstration as it relates to Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, Database Systems required

Analytical and problem solving skills required

Strong verbal and written communication skills required

Ability to work independently and in teams at times

Track record of cost savings and providing value to organization


ERP knowledge Lawson preferred

CPM, CMRP, CPSM, RN or other material management and purchasing certifications preferred

Multi-facility Health system sourcing and contracting background preferred

Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management or Business preferred

Prior expertise in various area of commodity responsibilities such as Cath Lab, Laboratory, Purchase Services, Medical, Surgical and Business services preferred

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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