Buyer, St. Luke's Center (Part Time, First Shift)

St. Luke's University Health Network - Allentown, PA3.8

Part-timeEstimated: $38,000 - $48,000 a year
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
Researches and evaluates all variables pertaining to pricing, shipping, terms and conditions to perform cost analysis for Purchasing Service Line Managers. Interacts with vendor representatives to obtain information for cost analysis. Participates in negotiations and vendor management.
Participates on assigned Value Analysis Work Teams.
Collects, evaluates and compares pricing and other variables to perform cost analysis for the Purchasing Service Line Managers.
Utilizes software tools such as Premier My Spend, ECRI, and other sources of information to collect data on contracts, pricing benchmarks and other product information.
Works closely with assigned departments to identify opportunities to reduce cost, improve service or patient outcomes.
Participates in vendor discussions such as negotiations, in-services, reprimands and other necessary discussions.
Verifies all information on a requisition is accurate before sending to Purchasing Clerks to process a Purchase Order. Information such as department cost center, sub-account, price, manufacturer, catalog number, unit of measure and vendor must be reviewed.
Communicates backorders and/or discontinued items to department and Inventory Control. Researches substitutes and offers suggested alternatives to the department in the event of a back order.
Reviews and updates standing orders and consignment transactions.
Tracks items for compliance agreements such as Cardiac Rhythm devices.
Researches invoice discrepancies for contracted and non-contracted items using contract module in purchasing system. Resolves all invoices as per established goals.
Makes changes as needed to purchase requisition templates.
Coordinates product returns between user departments, suppliers, Distribution Center and Purchasing Clerks.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standards.
Maintains confidentiality of all pricing, patient information and other protected information handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
Demonstrates/models the Network’s Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.

Standing for up to 4 hours, up to 1 hour at a time. Walking for up to 4 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Sitting for up to 8 hours per day, 4 hours at a time. Frequently uses fingers for data entry, etc. Frequently uses hands for filing, telephone and loading printers with paper. Uses upper extremities to lift up to 30 pounds. Stoops, bends or reaches above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal and phone conversations. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, peripheral vision and visual monotony.


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field and/or High School Graduate with at least 3 years Purchasing experience.

3 years experience in Purchasing or Purchasing related activities. Must be accurate in dealing with figures. Prior Materials Management computer/Microsoft Excel and Word experience required.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.