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Purchasing Specialist

Financial Services | Dallas, TX | Contract

Job Description
Purchasing Specialist
Work Location: Dallas, Texas

Job Summary/Description
The primary role of the Purchasing Specialist position is to lead the procurement for capital equipment, implement complex buying strategies, and manage relationships between our suppliers and our internal customers at the University.
The primary duties of this role researching and facilitating multiple procurement methods from which to select suppliers for competitive bidding, direct negotiations, and relationship building while planning and placing purchase orders in support of capital goods and services. This position may require strong technical and analytical skills in support of mid-to-complex reporting utilizing data extracts from various programs, including to Excel, Access, EDW, and various benchmarking/spend tools. Purchasing Specialist will work in concert with various departments through Attaina or related software for collaboration in achieving milestones and goals pertaining to any procurement projects within UT System.

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Facilitates the sourcing of products, equipment, and services for UT Southwestern in collaboration with end-users, Group Purchasing Organizations, and Contracts Management in alliance with contract compliance and expense reduction initiatives.
• Responsible for ongoing vendor relationship and management.
• Coordinates with end-users in preparation of procurement strategies.
• Reviews contracts to ensure that terms are in accordance with UT Southwestern policies and procedures.
• Monitors procurements for determination of HUB opportunities and insurance compliance in accordance with contractual requirements.
• Provides effective record keeping ensuring that all project documents are readily assessable.
• Compile information and respond to internal and external audit requests.
• Performs other duties as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in science, healthcare, or business-related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, administration, purchasing, or sourcing, including the review and understanding of legal contracts, terms, and conditions.
• Healthcare-related experience preferred.

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.