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Purchasing Agent

Job Number: 48977
Tacoma, WA
Job Category: Supply Chain / Materials Mgt.
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
FTE: 1
Specialty: Not Applicable
Department: Procurement
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Day

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Position Summary:
The Purchasing Agent is responsible for promoting the most effective use of Health System funds in the acquisitioning of assigned commodities and services while maintaining product standardization, contract compliance and best product pricing. This is an intermediate level position. Work situations are varied, ranging from general interaction with staff to independent decision-making. Major decisions are subject to the review and approval of the Director. This position requires organization, prioritization, critical thinking skills, data analysis, the ability to multi-task and the use of discretion and good judgment in decision-making. Internal interactions with staff and management require developing rapport and problem solving communications. This position represents MultiCare to external contacts such as vendors, manufacturer, distributors, and other community parties that do business within the health system.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum Two (2) years experience operating computer systems, preferably inventory database
Experience with sources of supply, procurement laws and regulations preferred
Experience with Lawson Materials Management Information system desirable
Experience in acute health care purchasing preferred

Associate Degree in business or related field preferred

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