Purchasing /Contract Specialist

Position Reports to:Purchasing Manager of  Vendor Relations/Contracts

Montefiore Medical Center is ranked among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report.  For more than 100 years we have been innovating new treatments, new procedures and new approaches to patient care, producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region and around the world. As we build on this momentum, we continue to advance the practice of medicine and set the standard for excellence.

The Purchasing Department at Montefiore is seeking a Contract Specialist with superior purchasing, contracting, negotiating and analytical skills.  

•    Negotiate contracts with vendors
•    Manage assigned contracts for processing & updating before expiration date
•    Work closely with clinical systems used to evaluate products, i.e. cost, quality, service and work towards product standardization and cost savings
•    Review purchase requisitions to determine conformance with established policies and procedures
•    Identify and select potential sources of service or supplies
•    Solicitation and evaluation of proposals
•    Conduct supplier visits/evaluation to determine suitability
•    Prepare for and develop strategies and tactics for negotiations
•    Benchmarking for negotiating products

•    Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
•    At least 5 years of experience in a high-volume materials management/purchasing environment with related specific skill sets
•    Proven ability to develop strong working relationships across a complex organization
•    Experience working with ERP systems, preferably SAP
•    Demonstrate a proficiency in sourcing best practices and how to apply them
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills
•    Ability to work independently, and collaboratively within teams, on multiple projects with shifting deadlines and priorities

Please send your resume and cover letter to:  kpickett@montefiore.org