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Buyer I (Westfield, MA)

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Duties: 1.Process approved Requests for Purchase (RFR) in accordance with Commonwealth Policies and Procedures 2.Monitor inventory levels and generate re-order reports in the Meditech Materials Management Module to ensure sufficient inventory is available at all times. 3.Process all inventory item purchases and enter all inventory purchase orders in the Meditech Materials Management Module. 4.Communicate with vendors to ensure correct pricing and delivery requirements are in accordance with any contracts that are available to the Hospital. 5.Monitor existing purchase orders for timely delivery, backorders, and other issues or problems 6.Maintain catalogs, samples and vendor information to ensure quick and efficient retrieval of information. 7.Assist hospital personnel with the RFP and Purchasing process to ensure compliance with established procedures. 8.Enter all encumbrances into MMARS. 9.Monitor and run reports as needed to balance all encumbrance activity through the Information Warehouse 10.Remain current on all Regulations and Policies as related to the purchase of goods and services through the Knowledge Center, on line trainings and other trainings offered by Purchase of Service or the Operational Services Division. 11.Performs related duties as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in purchasing work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions: An Associate's or higher degree with a major in business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Comments: A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit, and click on “Information for Job Applicants”

This is a Civil Service position. If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered. As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/ConTest Reinstatement/Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location" and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

How To Apply: Mail, fax or email cover letter and resume to: Western Massachusetts Hospital Employment and Staffing Department 91 East Mountain Road Westfield, MA 01085 Fax# (413) 562-2527 Email:

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Business Administration

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Employer Details:

Employer Name:

Megan Ward Harvey


Department of Public Health





421 Arnold House, University of Massachusetts, 715 North Pleasant Street







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Springfield College 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 413.748.3000
Page updated on: 11/20/2007