Buyer - Part Time (Temporary) in Culver City at Southern California Hospitals at Culver City

Date Posted: 8/31/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Buyer - Temporary

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Material Management/Buyer is responsible for the procurement of material and services as assigned by the Director of Material Management.  Understands inventory control in order to minimize stock and non-stock orders.  Communicates with department managers regarding discrepancies, pricing, substitutes and back orders.  Processes and organizes purchase orders and receiving documents for Accounts Payable.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Processes approved requisitions, issues purchase orders, tracks shipments and processes receiving documents for stock and non-stock supplies, repairs, and rentals, as needed.  Ensures appropriate documentation and authorized signatures on all requests. Escalates issues as needed and in a timely manner.  
  • Maintains knowledge of hospital equipment and supplies as well as procurement procedures at the hospital.  Understands and implements Inventory Control Systems. 
  • Interacts with departmental managers and other hospital personnel regarding discrepancies, back orders, vendor selections, and product specifications.  Responds to inquiries/questions accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Effectively uses all applicable computer and office systems/procedures to coordinate documentation, data, and information to ensure timely communication and smooth operations.  Performs data entry in a timely and accurate manner.  Maintains accurate filing systems and completes filing in timely manner.  Ensures the work area is clean, clutter free, and organized.


Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience: Two (2) years previous experience in Purchasing required. Knowledge of medical supplies and equipment for all specialties. Ability to maintain flexibility and composure in a constantly changing environment. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Strong time management skills and ability to effectively prioritize tasks. Computer literacy and proficiency. Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Outlook preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: None. 

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals, benefit eligible positions will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords:Acute Care Hospital, Buyer, Purchasing, Accounting, Accounts Payable