Pharmacy Buyer

  • Job Reference: 425084923-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: McLaren Health Care
  • Location: Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, acts as the official procurement/purchasing agent of pharmaceuticals and other products and services for department and system-wide site needs.


* Initiates purchase of pharmaceutical products and supplies through authorized vendors according to contractual agreements through the group purchasing organization for the corporation. Determines order dates and quantities. Processes DEA 222 forms for the purchase of controlled substances.
* Maintains vigilance over all vendors deliveries. Informs clinical/management staff of any order delays or changes to prevent over utilization of emergency delivery methods. Receives all requisitions-paper or electronic and audits for correct item descriptions, quantity, unit price, vendor selection and approvals. Maintains all required purchase order files.
* Upon receipt and documentation of all deliveries, establishes direct contact with vendor if any problems occur such as damage, coverage, shortage, or wrong item. Creates return requisitions through vendor.
* Maintains all relevant and current manufacturers' catalogs and pricing information. Resolves price discrepancies by compiling necessary documentation and contacting vendors.
* A Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience required. College level business education preferred.
* Certified Pharmacy Technician (C.Ph.T.) or equivalent experience in pharmacy operations desired.
* One to three years buying experience.
* Personal computer experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software preferred.