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Procurement Specialist I at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Oakland, California

Job Description:
Description: Provides customer service to CSA and regional customers and suppliers to purchase and contract for products not covered by National Purchase Agreements. Identifies opportunities and supports compliance for regional and national standard products. Works under general supervision and refers to policies and practices for guidance.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists with the development of a purchasing strategy for the Region that is consistent with the overall national and regional sourcing strategy to ensure KP receives the best value for dollars spent on products and services.
  • Assists with the Manages the contract process through the five basic steps (opportunity analysis, assessment, sourcing strategy, supplier selection and implementation as well as contract administration and compliance monitoring.
  • Develops summaries/reports based on contract or product utilization to support national, regional and CSA product standardization efforts. Assists with providing local contracting support for National Purchasing Organization (NPO) PO agreements including: 1.) local contract development on NCR mainframe inventory management system; 2.) assist in trend analysis and compliance monitoring ; 3.) contract updates, authorizing all changes, additions and deletions; and, 4.) assists contract implementation support.
  • Conducts opportunity analysis for smaller prospective contracts and defines and assesses appropriate venue for contracting (i.e., regionally or nationally). Independently approves smaller contracts/purchases.
  • Develops and negotiates smaller contracts for products and services not contracted through the NPO including establishing terms and conditions, analyzing trends, maintaining contract data and providing contract expertise to the region, CSAs and facilities.
  • Builds and manages relationships with key suppliers that create opportunities for both companies through positive incentives and maximize value added services to KP.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in a combination of purchasing, contracting, materiel management, finance or other related areas - health care. (A substantial portion of this time in the preferred field.)
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
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    Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of contracts/contracting methods including RFI/RFP development, proposal evaluation, bidding practices and shared risk agreements.
  • Knowledge of products/services and their market environment within the scope of the Regions procurement and logistics program.
  • Proficient in a variety of software applications with the ability to develop complex spreadsheets and write business communications.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Electronic database development experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, materiel management, economics or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.
  • Working toward a professional certification such as a Certified Purchasing Manager ( CPM) preferred.
    Primary Location: California,Oakland,2000 Broadway 2000 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Materials Management Department: Div of Research Travel: No
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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