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Associate Purchasing Specialist - (116889)

Universal Health Services
King of Prussia, PA 19406
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    116889

One of the nations largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since our inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $10.77 billion during 2018. In 2019, UHS was again recognized as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones. Our strategy includes building or acquiring high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, investing in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and becoming the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 87,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 327 behavioral health facilities, 40 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE:UHT). For additional information on the Company, visit our web site: http://www.uhsinc.com.

The Corporate Supply Chain Department is seeking a dynamic and talented Associate Purchasing Specialist.

The Associate Purchasing Specialist acquires and demonstrates knowledge of all vendors and contracts for which responsibility is assigned. Ensures consistent contract compliance. Develops relationships with and ensures excellent customer service to key UHS customers who will use the products and services. Creates vendor purchase orders and transmits orders to vendor via Electronic Data Interface (EDI), telephone, internet, e-mail, and fax. Notes confirmations, expected receipt dates and backorders on the Purchase Order. Expedites all orders through receipt at requesting location. Processes all price discrepancies with Accounts Payable, utilizing EDI confirmation; GPO and UHS contracted pricing information.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Processes requisitions into purchase orders; purchases products and services for the acute care, sub-acute care and clinic sites within the UHS organization.
  • Ensures pricing is accurate and confirms expected delivery date with vendor. Communicates delivery information to requestor and facility supply chain department.
  • Reviews open order report and expedites orders to ensure delivery requirements are met.
  • Works through any invoice discrepancy and resolves issues within the acceptable turnaround times.
  • Provides assistance and works in conjunction with the purchasing team during high volume process and / or staff coverage (PTO).
  • Reviews quotes; determines contract prices; follows up on orders placed; verifies delivery; and approves payment.
  • Ensures that contract approval is completed prior to purchase order issuance.
  • Maintains files of supporting and appropriate documents.
Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma/equivalent required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel required.

  • Knowledge of Sharepoint and an automated Supply Chain system preferred.
  • Demonstrated commodity/vendor management expertise preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to interface with a broad range of end users and vendors.
  • Ability to interpret verbal and written information and instructions.
  • Ability to work under strict time constrains and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to solve problems and work as part of a team

This opportunity provides the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off

*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

Posted: 2019-12-24 Expires: 2020-04-02

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