Arbour Hospital is a 136-bed private psychiatric facility located in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The hospital specializes in adult mental health treatment, adolescent and dual diagnosis services. Other services include partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and outpatient treatment.
Arbour Hospital is seeking dynamic and talentedPurchasing Agent
The Purchasing Agent is responsible for the complete purchasing process from requisition and approval to ordering, tracking, delivery of office supplies and invoice approval for three behavioral health facilities. The candidate is also responsible for mail pickup, posting, and internal distribution at the JP location.
Job Type: Full-time
Key Areas of Responsibility
Oversees and manages the purchasing of supplies and equipment for the Hospital and outpatient clinics.
Procures best pricing utilizing preferred corporate vendors, local vendors and web sites.
Issues purchase orders from approved requisitions and prepares capital equipment requests with required bids.
Maintains patient supply inventory based on PAR levels and provides oversight to part-time staff.
Facilitates all purchased services and repairs regarding medical and office equipment.
Is a resource to management in the periodic review of equipment replacement and copiers.
Responsible for forwarding invoice packets, purchase orders and receiving documents to accounts payable for timely payment.
Design policies and procedures to streamline and improve the procurement process and inventory control.
Negotiate and act as contact person for purchase agreements and contracts.
Provide support to senior management regarding inventory levels, supply utilization and forecast requirements.
Chair weekly purchasing meeting with selected managers.
Conduct periodic review of vendors related to pricing and service level.
Maintain purchasing system in order to provide historical purchases and vendors.
Maintains register log of pagers and cell phones in use.
Able to work with all levels of organization utilizing service excellence.
Provides support for postage machine and supplies.