Purchasing Agent in Bloomington, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 9/21/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    32 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    9/21/2021
  • Job ID:
    294490
  • Pay Rate
    $30.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    952/883-5544

Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is Now Hiring a Purchasing Agent to join the team at HealthPartners in Bloomington MN.  This position will fulfill responsibilities in the areas of areas purchasing, bids and contracts, product/vendor evaluation, implementation and follow-up and problem resolution.

Location: Bloomington MN

Duration: Contract to Hire!

Pay: $28+ hour

  • Purchase goods, supplies, equipment and services in accordance with organizational purchasing practices and standards.
  • Responsible for developing RFP’s, product/equipment trials and negotiating prices according to the organizational purchasing policies for bids, awards and contracts.
  • Manage cost savings initiatives and purchasing activities to remain within the purchasing budget for the project.  Ensure documentation and reporting of assets and budget activities.
  • Establishes and maintains product/service specifications, quotations/contracts, pricing, and other relevant data needed to meeting the requirements of the Materials/Finance and legal systems.
  • Coordinate and participate in end-user meetings. Where applicable, work with outside equipment planner to develop a complete and final equipment list.  Establish product specifications and standards.
  • Identify internal and external service and performance issues (end-user & vendors) that would delay or impact on the success of a project.
  • Where applicable, maintain an effective order change program to account for changes to original program specifications.
  • Communicate with customers on an ongoing basis the status of the purchasing activities.
  • Maintain purchasing records and comply with system standards to record and track all purchases and services for this project.
  • Coordinate with Biomed and Contract Administrator all documentation and activities around service and related project contracts.
  • Coordinate with end-user and finance to document and track financial assets.
  • Liaison with internal MM work teams, i.e. biomed, operational and system to ensure streamline acquisition and installation of all equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate procurement activities from specifications to purchasing to receiving to installation and expense.
  • Make decisions about product/service sourcing, availability, and costs.  Make decisions on the basis of knowledge/experience and the use of purchasing methods.  Commits the organization to both short and long term supply/service agreements and costs.  Consequences of decisions are both immediate and long term on the basis of costs, service availability and goodwill with vendors, staff and patients.  

What are we looking for?

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field with three years of progressive experience as a buyer or purchasing agent, including bids and contracts and vendor management in a medium to large company, or 
  • Two years of college with a degree or strong emphasis in business and six years of progressive experience as a buyer or purchasing agent, including bids and contracts and vendor management in a medium to large company 
  • In lieu of college degree, nine years progressive experience as a buyer or purchasing agent, including bids and contracts and vendor management in a medium to large company. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments with minimum supervision

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer