• Full Time
  • Windsor

City of Windsor Employment and Training Services (Windsor)

​POSITION SUMMARY:The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for executing TransForm’s purchasing process, within the policies and procedures and consistent with the requirements for quality, quantity and price for the participating hospitals in the Erie-St Clair region. This position also initiates, investigates and implements programs and procedures involving the cost reduction of purchased goods and services. WHAT YOU’LL DO: Places orders required utilizing computerized software for the daily operation of all departments including performing duties such as receiving stock requisitions, sourcing suppliers, negotiating price, and co-coordinating delivery Acts as a resource to provide information to a variety of internal and external clients on material resources procedures and collaborates with clients on problems with materials and/or services Supports the standardization of supplies and equipment across the hospitals through involvement in the development of product specifications, identifying potential applications, and organizing evaluations and eventual purchase through interaction with stakeholders and supply chain staff Conducts regular research to identify and present business cases for new and innovative products/equipment/technology, which may enhance or improve patient care or safety of staff. Remains current with latest trends and practice issues. Ensures that goods have technical approval and comply with established policy and procedures to prevent potential safety hazards and incompatibility with established standards. Liaises with customers to clearly understand their purchasing & supply requirements and works with Customer Service Specialist to coordinate the processing of customer requisitions. Responds to the changing requirements of customers, and coordinates the development of best practice guidelines and performance targets and follows up with customer issues. Evaluates TransForm service performance. Perform all supply chain functions in compliance with Broader Public Sector (BPS) Directives.

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