Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center

Findlay, Ohio

Posted in Medical and Nursing

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Job Description

As a member of the Materials Management Dept., the primary purpose of the Buyer's position is to obligate BVRHC through issuance of purchase orders to the supplier network, following the guidelines set forth in this job description and the purchasing policies and procedures established by BVRHC and the Materials Manager. This is accomplished by reviewing the requisitioning processes and occasionally analysis of medical and miscellaneous supplies needed by the end-user.


Duty 1: Purchases medical & miscellaneous supplies for BVHS, demonstrating the necessary analytical skills required to ensure economic order quantities are purchased to support over-all best value for the lowest cost.

Duty 2: Review, approve and release requisitions (electronic and hard copy) from BVHS departments for routine supplies to ensure adherence to established purchasing policies and procedures.

Duty 3: Monitors costs of supplies, performs price trend analysis as necessary and challenges blind cost increases from the supplier network to ensure that informed buying decisions are made for each purchase.

Duty 4: Completes all purchasing documents accurately and timely to ensure comprehensive open order control.

Duty 5: As necessary, research supply availability and alternate supplies for end-users, as requested

Duty 6: Perform continuous follow up and expediting functions for open orders to ensure that the right supplies are received at the right time and in the right quantity. As necessary, will keep end users and requisitioners informed of open order status and any changes to due dates to support a service excellent philosophy toward BVHS associates and clinicians.

Duty 7: Routinely reviews the contractual arrangements for various supplies purchased under BVHS' GPO affiliations to ensure best value is being procured from the best GPO contract. This entails research into any product category and compliance levels associated with items in question.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills
  • Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Two years purchasing experience in a health care environment
  • Knowledge of supply contract basics
  • Accounts payable knowledge

This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to one hour a day, sit continuously for six hours a day and stand for one hour a day. The individual must be able to lift twenty to fifty pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity for simple grasping tasks. The individual must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle for business travel and community involvement.


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