Supply Chain Procurement Specialist



Day shift

M-F 8AM - 4:30 PM

Job Summary:  The Procurement Specialist is responsible for ensuring Central Maine Healthcare's procurement of supplies, equipment and services that meet the needs of patients, clinicians and staff in an effective and cost competitive manner.  This position will assist with procurement and standardization of supplies and services, providing supply chain support and problem resolution for invoice discrepancies in a timely manner. 


Will be responsible for key supply portfolio management with the organizations GPO and can independently obtain and review contact information thoroughly to determine appropriate tiering levels within the GPO contract based on utilization or spend.  Will also be responsible for independently retrieving product and pricing information through GPO resources and tools, review vendor bids and retrieve/analyze benchmarking information to assure best pricing to the organization.  Must be able to independently research, analyze and summarize key marketplace data in order to participate in or facilitate meetings or upon request.  Must possess and be able to demonstrate advanced Microsoft Excel skills, intermediate Microsoft word skills as well as experience using Microsoft Powerpoint.


Will negotiate, expedite and process purchase requisitions at best price and within a timely manner.  Must be able to independently source new or alternative products as needs arise, utilizing primary vendors or GPO contracts as appropriate. 


Needs to have general knowledge of fundamental contractual legal terms and contract construction.  Able to recognize unacceptable contract language.  Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to

follow process through to completion.  Individual will need a strong level of customer service and critical thinking/problem resolution skills.


Education Requirements:

Degree:                        Bachelor's degree Business Admin or Finance preferred.

Minimum Experience:    Associate's degree and 7-10 years experience in the Purchasing field

Other:                           Ability to prioritize workload independently


Skills:   Advanced Microsoft Excel.  Intermediate Microsoft Word.  Beginner/Intermediate Microsoft Powerpoint.  Cost control, analytical/benchmarking cost analysis.  Understanding of use of contracts and familiar with contract language.  Independent problem solving abilities.  Srong written and oral communication skills.  Lawson Healthcare MMIS knowledge preferred.