Date Posted : 11/17/11

Specialty: Alliance Imaging
Position Type: Full Time - (36-40 HRS)

State: California

City: Newport Beach

Description: The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the management and negotiation of all capital equipment purchases for the Imaging Division. This will include working with Finance, Operations and Sales to develop division-wide purchasing strategies and processes, negotiating with Original Equipment Manufacturers and/or other vendor to ensure optimum pricing based on forecasted equipment needs and developing/maintaining a purchasing database to improve future purchasing decisions.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Working in conjunction with Senior Leadership, develops system-wide purchasing processes and strategies aligned with company goals; establishes purchasing policies and procedures and ensures division-wide compliance with established standards.
2. Establishes efficient procedures for responding to Request for Proposals (RFP), initiates timely quotes based on equipment specification and configuration, supports sales team in exploring alternative equipment solutions to meet the customer's requirements.
3. Develops and maintains company's purchasing database to augment Sales, Finance and Operations performance; analyzes previous quotes and purchase orders to identify opportunities to negotiate better pricing based on historical performance; develops and updates standard equipment pricelist to allow Sales to provide real-time customer quotes based on equipment specification or configuration needs.
4. Develops a partnership model with OEM's and other vendors, cultivates strong relationships with key decision makers, uses influencing skills to drive internal vendor changes that are focused on win-win solutions; ensures company is viewed as a top-tier customer by all vendors.
5. Negotiates all capital equipment purchases with vendors; identifies opportunities to bundle multiple purchase orders, leverages forecasted division-wide equipment purchases to drive optimum pricing.
6. Drafts and submits purchase orders to OEM's and/or other vendors, tracks purchase orders to ensure orders will be fulfilled based on sales agreement with customer; ensures on-time delivery and installation of equipment.
7. Forecasts changing market conditions/anticipated changes in vendor pricing, recommends purchasing strategies based on anticipated market conditions.
8. Supports Asset Management in negotiating new equipment service agreements and/or upgrades existing service related service agreements; ensures vendors are adhering to prescribed service level agreements.
Relocation Available: No

Job Requirements

-Bachelor's Degree from four-year college or university.

-Candidate must possess at least Seven (7) years of capital equipment purchasing experience; Medical Device experience is preferred.

-CPM certification highly preferred, but not required.

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