Category: Clerical Facility: Aspirus Inc Department: Aspirus Inc - Supp Chain Srcng\/Purch\/Valuatn Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day Hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Job Details: Bachelor's Degree Preferred Aspirus, Inc. is seeking a Buyer to work in the Aspirus Corporate office in Wausau, WI who will\u00a0review, regulate and purchase material, equipment, supplies, and services in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations, audit controls, and corporate policies. Provides assistance to hospital departments concerning supply chain procedures, policies, and workflows. Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday Specific responsibilities will include: Procurement transactions including, but not limited to; stock, non-stock supply, equipment and services. Participate in achieving overall cost reductions established by Supply Chain Finance Management Strategies. Support key procurement and contracting functions such as; sourcing, evidence based product research, negotiations, PO\/invoice discrepancies and supplier relation building. Support the implementation of new ways to reduce time spent on transactional interactions which in-turn will allow the buyer to better support the Supply Chain Category Management strategy. Communicates and interprets purchasing policies and procedures. Negotiates best price best service options on assigned product or vendor category in-line with the Category Management strategy. Approves invoices and credits in reconciling problem transactions. Inquiries and follows-up on back ordered supplies and equipment to meet customer needs and expectations while identifying possible substitute products. Focuses on vendors based upon quality, service, GPO contacts and price. Utilized Vizient Marketplace website to validate contract pricing and\/or work with the sourcing staff when pricing issues for contracted items stall due to vendor pushback or unwillingness to comply. Screens and approves a specific category of non-inventory supplies. Makes arrangement for instrument, equipment repairs and coordinates loaner replacement or consignments with vendor. Requirements: Knowledge of purchasing practices normally acquired through completion of high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by course work in purchasing, bookkeeping, or accounting. An Associate Degree or greater in a business or accounting or equivalent major, or Bachelor's Degree in accounting or business beneficial. Three to five years previous experience in purchasing, accounting, or inventory control required Experience in healthcare field preferred. Possesses excellent computer operation skills with emphasis on data entry and processing accuracy, competency in computer functioning and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Prior training in Lawson software applications beneficial. Excellent clerical and analytical skills are required. Must be able to set priorities with a minimal amount of direction. Possesses a working knowledge of contracts and agreements. Ability to travel between various Aspirus locations.