Kaiser Permanente Honolulu, HI
Description: Purchases items, materials, or services of a non-technical, technical, or specialized nature. Fills purchasing requests which are customized according to needs/specifications that detail in technical terms required physical, chemical, or other properties. Negotiates contracts and ensures compliance with related regulations and policies.

Essential Functions:

Edits requisitions. Confers with issuing department regarding requirements, specifications, quantity, and quality of merchandise and delivery schedules. Places orders with wholesaler/vendor and/or sales representative.

Performs follow-up and expedition activities to ensure on-time delivery.

Researches sources for equipment and services needed. Solicits and analyzes quotes for new or nonstandard equipment and services.

Ensures all purchases comply with government regulations, accepted trade practices, and medical care standards. Negotiates terms, agreements, and contracts with vendor.

Interviews vendors. Obtains information on market changes and trends, new or changed products, and new uses. Renews and maintains contract.

Audits and approves purchase orders and vendor invoices.

Negotiates adjustments involving replacement of items not conforming to purchase specifications and ensures appropriate credit is received.

Coordinates with supply chain management to ensure maintenance of proper inventory levels.

Assists in training or delegation of work to assigned staff.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum two (2) years of buyer or related experience or related equivalent education or (pharmacy dept only) minimum two (2) years of pharmacy technician or related pharmacy purchasing experience or related equivalent education.


Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, conflict resolution, decision making, customer service, interpersonal relations, influence, negotiation, oral communication, problem solving, teamwork, written communication, change management, organizational skills, and multi-tasking.

Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Supply chain management experience in health care industry or pharmaceutical as appropriate.

Working knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Dole Service Center 680 Iwilei Rd. Ste. 101 201 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Materials Management Department: Mat Mgmt-Purchasing & Inv Mgmt Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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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