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Procurement Specialist

Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Brookline
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


* Acts as a liaison to all DFCI work force members and provides exceptional customer service.
* Resolves inquiries and escalates concerns to the manager as needed.
* Has authority to commit funds by contract, procures a wide variety of supplies, equipment and services using procurement tools and systems.
* Evaluate special request purchase orders to ensure compliance to DFCI Policies and Procedures
* Professionally communicate order discrepancies and take corrective action.
* Place special order requests with suppliers in a timely manner.
* Participate in supplier negotiations and contract management initiatives.
* Track and report cost savings/avoidance.
* Participates in business reviews with suppliers and DFCI staff.
* Establish relationships with DFCI department managers to offer support and improve services.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.


At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

* Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics or Management preferred.
* Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M) or Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) preferred.
* Five years prior purchasing experience.
* Knowledge of applicable policy, regulatory and accreditation standards.
* Strong personal computing skills. Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
* Experience in the use of ERP technology; PeopleSoft experience preferred.
* Excellent organizational, customer service, analytical and problem solving skills.
* Experience in healthcare and life sciences environment preferred.
* Strong materials management techniques and practices.
* Experience with high volume transactional purchasing a must.
* The ability to work under pressure, often with tight and changing deadlines.
* A flexible approach to working hours when required.
* Excellent organizational and communication skills.
* Must be able to communicate in a professional and articulate manner with internal and external partners at all levels of the organization both written and verbal.
* Knowledge of navigating an ERP system. ( People Soft)

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Keywords: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline , Procurement Specialist, Other , Brookline, Massachusetts

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