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Purchasing Manager
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center


    1. Researches, selects and maintains an excellent supplier base.
    2. Assures that contracts for commodities are advantageous to the company's long-term profitability.
    3. Maintains timely and effective communication with staff and customers.
    4. Establishes and implements programs to document the proper handling of requisitions, orders, receipt and storage of stock.
    5. Ensures appropriate inventory levels are maintained and communicates with customers regarding stocking, ordering and deliveries.
    6. Defines responsibilities and functions of subordinate positions and assists in establishing staff requirements and scheduling.
    7. Provides consultation to supervisors in resolution of complex administrative issues.
    8. Monitors daily operating activity of department and makes necessary adjustments in work assignments.
    9. Serves on committees related to organizational objectives.
    10. Review costs quarterly of all supplies and update business office with cost in order to do appropriate charges as well as notify them when a new drug is ordered.

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate or equivalency preferred. Prior purchasing experience preferred.  Experience in healthcare setting is preferred.

    EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years of inventory/materials management experience is preferred, preferably in a healthcare setting. Familiarity with healthcare terminology related to medical supplies/pharmaceuticals  is strongly preferred.


    1. Must be proficient in computer business application software (word processing, spreadsheet and database).
    2. Analytical and organizational skills
    3. Dependability
    4. Communication skills
    5. Ability to work flexible hours.
    6. Ability to prioritize and handle multi-tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    7. Customer service skills

    ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Possible exposure to hazardous materials, conditions, and infectious diseases.


    Must be able to bend, stretch and walk.

    Prolonged sitting and/or standing may be required.

    Lifting of 50 100 pounds may be required.



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