What does this job look like at AHS?
Procurement specialists perform various tasks related to supply chain management. Tasks and responsibilities for procurement specialists range according to the following:
- Procurement Specialist I: is a junior level position that is responsible for the acquisition and procurement of routinely purchased supplies, equipment and services from existing agreements within assigned commodity groups. They support the procurement process by gathering pricing, product and volume information. They also follow up with vendors on procurement issues and provide applicable feedback.
- Procurement Specialist II: is a working level position that is responsible for complex acquisitions and procurement of supplies, equipment and services by coordinating the end to end competitive acquisition process. They also facilitate the competitive bid process for single source contracts within assigned commodity groups. They coordinate the request for quotes, receive and review submitted proposals, as well as analyze and make formal recommendations regarding proposal approval.
- Procurement Specialist III: is a senior level position that is responsible for coordinating multi-source contracts and the competitive contractual bidding process, including negotiating and developing the terms and conditions of contracts. They are required to understand and explain contracts, various sourcing strategies and the contracting process to managers and staff. They perform contract analysis throughout the contract life cycle.
Procurement specialists typically work full-time hours, Monday to Friday. Some travel may be required depending on the requirements of the job. They may work on-site at health facilities or in corporate offices. They work with staff from a number of different departments. Procurement specialists use computers and telephones for a large portion or their work and may be required to sit for long periods of time.