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Job Details

Buyer--Hospital Services

Date Posted: 01/21/2022

Requisition Number: 609

Category: Professional and Management
Location: 100 Cummings Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801

Department: Purchasing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Non-union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hours/Week: 40

Purchasing is a critical part of the Supply Chain team focused on the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services for the organization.

Job Duties:

  • Place orders, as required, for supplies, services and repairs
  • Prepare requests to obtain price quotations per dept. guidelines.
  • Is a resource to departments with regard to supply, equipment and service needs.
  • Sets up and maintains MM Item Dictionary.
  • Access on-line tools to assist in procurement such as e-commerce, databases and GPO websites.
  • Resolves invoice discrepancies and processes returns.
  • Maintains department records, files, reports and information as required.
  • Maintains work area and equipment as required
  • Locates and contacts sources of supply for various departments.
  • Prepares specifications, negotiates with suppliers, and obtains quotations.
  • Attends staff meetings as required and participates on committees as requested.
  • Communicates effectively and works as part of a team.
  • Displays ability to get along with co-workers, other departments and the public.
  • Adjusts to new, different or urgent work situations.
  • Observes and promotes hospital policies.
  • Maintains high level of confidentially at all times.
  • Assures timely completion of assignments and proper coverage of areas of responsibility during time off.


  • High school diploma is required. Associates degree is preferred.
  • Five (5) Years experience in a Purchasing department with progressive responsibility is preferred. Experience with Medical / Surgical supplies, equipment and contracts is preferred. Knowledge of Meditech software system, Microsoft Word and Excel is desirable.
  • Must be physically able to perform duties, which may require sitting, walking, climbing and periodically lifting.
  • Ability to calculate, solve complex problems, and work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment, prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • There may be some travel between facilities.

Position will be located at 100 Cummings Park in Woburn

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

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