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Senior Buyer - Concord, CA

Concord, CA 94519
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  • Job Code
    880224
  • Jobs Rated
    203rd

Combine two of the fastest - growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making Healthcare data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.SM


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct major acquisitions and contracts in a cost effective manner, while ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Plan, award, and administer significant dollar amount purchases of goods and services covering a wide range of technically complex products and services. Serve as liaison with organizational key stakeholder staff to ensure effective overall operation of the procurement and payables system
  • Research and monitor existing contracts, i.e. locally negotiated or GPO, for applicability
  • Facilitates periodic reviews with key suppliers in spend categories that are within area(s) of responsibility
  • Plan, assess and prioritize requirements for complex programs including issues of emerging technology advances in equipment, contracting, consignments, and the use of the internet for procurement transactions
  • Takes ownership of patient / customer needs, inquiries, and/or problems. Follows through on patient/customer needs, inquiries, requests, or complaints to be sure that their needs are met in a timely and positive manner, problems are resolved, follow up is made, and issues have been appropriately addressed
  • Listens actively to others and engages effectively by asking direct, clarifying questions of the person(s) present. Initiates dialogue, encourages discussion, explains own point of view and shares knowledge willingly. Seeks and uses feedback in communicating with others
  • Writes content as directed in a clear, concise style that is grammatically correct. Avoids using medical and business jargon when communicating with patients, families, or customers. Uses structured communication methods (e.g. SBAR, ARCC, as applicable) consistently when performing work duties having higher risk for harm
  • Puts patient / customer, employee and visitor safety first, by continuously asking the safety question first, ensuring positive support for those who speak up for safety, reinforcing and building accountability for safety behaviors, and finding problems and fixing root causes within area of responsibility
  • Delivers more than expected on work activities to ensure service recovery goals are reached. 
  • Demonstrates willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges and do what is needed without being asked. Sets high standards, consistently uses service recovery techniques, even when involved in very difficult or emotionally charged situations
  • Supports and mentors colleagues in meeting service recovery goals
  • Adheres to standard policies and procedures. Strives to surpass past performance levels. May focus on new or more precise ways of meeting performance objectives than those set by management
  • Participates in Quality Improvement processes
  • Acts to promote a friendly work environment, interpersonal rapport, good morale, and cooperation among team members across both medical centers

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Posted: 2020-08-14 Expires: 2020-11-19

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Overall Rating: 203/220
Median Salary: $66,610

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