Job Description

Posted Date: 2020-01-30

Montage Health’s application process has changed effective 12/20/2019.
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  • Excellent Pay and Generous Benefits including a Pension and Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Excellent Team Orientated Culture
  • Free Gym for Employees
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Job Description:

Position Summary:   

The Senior Buyer reports to the Assistant Director of Supply Chain Services and is responsible for managing all materials purchasing, receiving and distribution related functions for Surgical Services, inclusive of the MOR, OPSC and the Cardiac Cath Lab departments.  This key role must monitor and maintain supply databases, inventory par levels and product price profiles. The primary functions of the supply database applications include ordering supplies, invoice assessment/reconciliation and invoice payment.  This position utilizes various computer applications (Lawson, GHX, Vizient, ECRI, Open Markets, Aptitude, GreenLight Medical and Epic Optime (intraoperative documentation system) associated with managing supplies, implants, equipment and instrumentation. This position performs all duties related to researching, evaluating pricing and purchasing medical, surgical, technical items and minor/major equipment including Capital and associated service and maintenance contracts.  The senior buyer works closing with Financial services regarding accounts receivable/payable in processing requisitions, purchase order follow-ups, supply charges and audits. This position assists the Directors/Assistant Directors with researching new products/technologies and preparing annual supply-equipment expense budgets. In addition, this position consistently interfaces with the Surgery Procedure Scheduling Services (MOR, OPSC, and Cardiac Cath Lab) in the preplanning and confirmation of surgical procedures to the surgery schedule related to products, equipment and instrumentation needs. The position works closely with external Sales and Vendor Representatives in the management of effective interfaces with the MOR, OPSC and Cardiac Cath Lab departments. This position demonstrates strong skills in reasoning, analysis and problem identification/resolution.  This role is accountable for researching product specifications, availability of GPO contracts, and preparing thorough cost analyses using spreadsheets and other tools available in the Lawson ERP in order to make a recommendation for purchase, product conversions or recommendation for standardization of products. 

All new products requests must utilize the LOS template for building new Lawson item files and must be validated though the GreenLight Medical process.

Important requirements of this position consist of professional commitment, interpersonal skills, good public/customer relations, clear and precise communication language (i.e. must be able to read and write the English language.


Five years experience in acute care hospital operating room and/or ambulatory surgery center operating room environments with mature knowledge, skills and capabilities in the key elements of surgery materials/purchasing management functions. Strong emphasis on thorough understanding of various computer technologies/applications and ability to apply the applications to the surgery materials/purchasing management functions. Proven customer relation skills in interfacing with hospital staff, physicians, patients, families, sales representatives, vendors, etc. Expected to have a high proficiency with personal computers and software programs, (i.e. strong MS Office Suite skills) along with ability to use the most current email applications. Experience with database query, add ins and macros software preferred.  Experience with electronic supply chain management systems software required. Lawson ERP required.  


Bachelors degree preferred.

6am-230pm M-F

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