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"

About this company
The Brantford General Hospital, a 300+ bed, acute care facility, is located in the City of Brantford and boasts stable, state-of-the-art...