Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Clinical Buyer - Purchasing

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Full Time, Benefits Eligible

    Looking for someone with Healthcare Purchasing experience. 

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    Purchases assigned product groups, obtains quality products at a competitive price, substitutes similar items as necessary, develops bid packages for purchases/services and negotiates firm pricing with vendors while maximizing the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts. Expedites orders as necessary. Monitors suppliers performances to assure compliance with pricing and deliveries as promised.


    1. Reviews and implements GPO contracts and updates for assigned departments and product groups for products, equipment, and services.
    2. Creates, sends out and analyzes bid requests for assigned department and product groups for products, equipment and services not covered by the GPO contracts.
    3. Places orders for items for assigned departments and works with departments and vendors to coordinate the purchase of quality products at a competitive price.
    4. Checks requisitions for accuracy, correcting errors and obtaining proper signature if required.
    5. Conducts market searches for new quality, competitive priced products, equipment and services. Proposes new products, obtains product and assists in the coordination of the evaluations.
    6. Coordinates and assists ordering departments, Finance and Receiving personnel to resolve problems encountered with ordering information price discrepancies or delivery.
    7. Maintains a positive, competitive, professional and ethical relationship with all vendor representatives.
    8. Remains informed of current events and topics associated with Purchasing for buyer’s assigned departments through the various Purchasing publications.
    9. Maintains and updates information on automated materials management system.
    10. Promotes and enforces Purchasing Department policies and procedures.
    11. Achieves and reports cost savings.
    12. Covers for other Buyers.
    13. Performs miscellaneous duties as required.



    1. College degree in business administration or equivalent including courses in purchasing, business law, economics, accounting or marketing, preferred.
    2. Computer, math, and basic accounting skills are necessary to perform in this position.
    3. Use of computer programs such as Excel, Word and Access.
    4. Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, plus customer service skills are required.


    Talking, finger dexterity, sitting, walking, hearing and seeing.

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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