Temporary Full-Time Senior Buyer
Brant Community Healthcare System - Brantford, ON
Full-time, Temporary

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Position Summary:
The Senior Buyer is responsible for the procurement of materials, capital equipment and services required by the Hospital in accordance with budgets and purchasing /hospital policies. The successful candidate will investigate, evaluate and source new products, process methods and new technologies for use at the hospital. You will pre-qualify suppliers, analyze and evaluate bids and monitor supplier performance. You will resolve supply problems and provide assistance/direction to hospital staff for their supply needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Negotiation with vendors for supply contracts and regular supplies, to meet hospital needs and to optimize cost savings
  • Product sourcing (research/investigate new technologies and methods)
  • Development of Request for Proposal, spreadsheets and summary including results analysis
  • Liaison with sales representatives
  • Analysis of existing product mix to identify potential standardization and cost saving opportunities
  • Purchase of Supply Items, Contracts and Capital Equipment
  • Analyze and update computer for contract pricing and expiry dates
  • Purchase order and vendor data entry
  • Management of contracts including renewal, termination and/or resourcing based on the organization’s needs
  • Oversight and management of materials management systems for assigned commodities and contracts
  • Backorder management and alternative sourcing analysis
  • Work in conjunction with purchasing team to identify areas for process improvement, cost savings and workflow simplification
  • Coordinate, analyze information for special projects as assigned
  • Member on some hospital committees – work within those guidelines to assist the team in achieving goals.
  • Participate in the hospital’s lean process improvement projects as the purchasing liason
  • Provide direction (when required) to Purchasing staff when Manager is absent
  • Manage and document the product evaluation process in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead the development and deployment of marketing and promotional activities surrounding the hospital’s for profit business ventures


  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in a purchasing/buyer role preferably within a unionized environment
  • Demonstrated experience with the procurement of materials, capital equipment and services
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field
  • PPM designation preferred
  • Actively working towards CPP designation

Primary Responsibilities also include:
Safety (patient, worker & workplace) is a BCHS Corporate Priority. The successful applicant will demonstrate good stewardship in the identification, reporting and mitigation of unsafe acts or conditions.

"Brant Community Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer"