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Manager of Purchasing

Employment Type
Full Time

Hours per week



Personal Growth. Expansion. Teamwork. Innovation. Be a part of a truly patient-first environment and an organization that cares about their employees.

Leading the corporate purchasing team as well as working closely with purchasing staff at clinic and surgery center locations, the Manager of Purchasing is directly responsible for establishing, contributing to and continually improving an efficient and cost-effective process to procure goods and services. The Manager of Purchasing also has primary accountability for managing all purchasing needs related to facilities projects.

Unprecedented and unusual situations, including complex negotiations, are handled directly and with accountability for actions through exercising independent judgment and discretion appropriate to administrative managers at this level.


Establishes policies and procedures, and maintains necessary records.

Manages staff reporting to role, including performance, coaching, employee relations, development and goal setting.

Responsible for maintaining the contract database for all non-employee contracts.

Develops and implements short and long term procurement strategies designed to reduce costs and improve quality and service while meeting Summit goals and objectives working closely with Physicians, operational leadership and staff to ensure these measures are achieved.

Demonstrates commitment to customer service, working as part of the team to ensure the right products are delivered at the right time and at the right price.

Maintains ERP system managing all Purchasing components to ensure accurate outputs.

Initiates and maintains partnerships with external vendors by negotiating contracts for appropriate sources of equipment, supplies, and services.

Protects Summit resources by establishing policies and procedures that conform to applicable laws and regulations.

Partners with Finance to ensure maximization of reimbursement for all goods and services purchased.

Anticipates Summit needs and requirements by keeping abreast of market and product trends and developments.

Negotiates with vendors for the lowest costs and incentives and analyzes market price and product mix checks for competitiveness.

Coordinates the achievement of cost savings through vendor selections and review, develops favorable contract agreements and resolves delivery and billing problems.

Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

Manages purchasing activities for facility projects working closely with project manager to ensure project stays within budgeted parameters.

Performs related duties as required.

Summit Health ASO, provides administrative and clinical support to our full spectrum of orthopedic care services in our sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our OrthoQUICK clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert teams are part of the 900+ employees who partner to provide quality services and care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Summit Orthopedics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, purchasing, or management.

Minimum of five years of related experience, with sustained increases in responsibility.

Strong analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to meet goals and deadlines.

Computer networking, spreadsheet and database management experience.

Proven organizational and creative thinking skills.

Strong leadership skills.

Commitment to work and supporting team principles.

Presents a professional image.

Superior customer service and interpersonal skills.

Capable of relating to diverse age, demographic, and cultural backgrounds.

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