Purchasing Assistant, Corporate Procurement

Job Posting Number: 22052

New York, NY
May 9, 2018
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

The Purchasing Assistant role within Corporate Procurement is an entry-level position designed to provide exposure to individuals interested in pursuing a career within Supply Chain and/or Corporate Procurement. The Purchasing Assistant will provide direct support to MSK’s multiple buying teams and Travel Coordinator and will have access to shadow Procurement dept. employees performing various procurement activities, including, but not limited to: Perform admin functions around issuance (mailing) of bids, RFI/ RFQ/ RFP, and processing of purchase requisitions or orders, and how to navigate within a complex healthcare institution.

You Will:

  • Collect all non-electronic requisitions, capture key data within a requisition log, and distribute to each Corporate Procurement buying team in accordance with instructions/purchase categories presented.
  • Contact vendors as directed, confirm their receipt of MSK’s purchase orders, and obtain delivery status (and update systems/logs as directed).
  • Assist end user community with customer service inquiries by directing and/or expediting calls/emails/critical requests to appropriate personnel using proper telephone techniques.
  • Submit requisitions for Corporate Procurement supply orders and maintain inventory levels.
  • Assist in processing departmental returns, maintain Return Log to capture key data as directed, and assist in identifying trends.
  • Assist senior level employees with tracking performance across all teams by consolidating Progress Reports into Performance Metrics Log.
  • Schedule and greet department visitors, including MSK Executives and Vendor Representatives.
  • Provide administrative support to the buying group as directed including:

You Have:

  • High School Diploma and 2+ years of college
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Suite
  • Proficient with typing & data input, 35 to 40 nominally
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Good phone manner and communication
  • Attention to detail and quality

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.