Purchasing Specialist

Golden Triangle Technology Center, Eden Prairie
Oct 10, 2012
Mar 04, 2013
Employment Status
Full Time
Department: It Ops 8428
Education requirement: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
Experience Required: 1+ years
Union Representation: Non-Union (100)
Work Schedule: 8 am to 4 pm
Hours per pay period: 80
Job ID: 32656
Job Code: 5GT
Date posted: Oct 10, 2012

Position Summary

Incumbent acts as an official buying agent for Park Nicollet Health Services. Responsible for placing product orders for all routine purchasing with vendors for assigned commodities and products, and order management which includes research and resolving invoice or any other discrepancies. Communicates with end users the status of orders/payments as necessary. Works closely with sourcing and Contract Portfolio Manager in regards to contract availability, terms and pricing to ensure best value products through standardization, contract utilization and value analysis requirements are maintained. Works closely with appropriate vendors, supply chain staff, invoice entry staff and end users. Associate Degree. Minimum of five years experience in purchasing procedures, accounts payable or customer service.

Additional Information

The incumbent acts as the official buying agent for Park Nicollet Health Services Information Technology.  A Purchasing Specialist in IT interfaces with technical staff and all other Park Nicollet Staff members to procure information technology-related goods and services.  Additionally, this position works with other IT employees and contracted outsource employees to control inventory levels and the receipt and distribution of goods and services. This position also performs tasks to track and report IT assets, and to reconcile leased equipment invoices.  The incumbent will use Lawson supply chain software and HP Service Manager. 

Park Nicollet Health Services, an integrated health care organization, is one of the most trusted and recommended sources of personalized health care in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our progressive and dynamic system includes Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Clinic, Park Nicollet Foundation and Park Nicollet Institute. Park Nicollet is based in St. Louis Park and has more than 8,200 employees, including more than 700 physicians.                                                                                                                  


Our mission is to care for and support the health, healing and learning of those we serve.


Everyone caring, every day, creating with the individuals we serve, optimal health and greater value.      


  • Excellence is the standard we apply to our work, achieving best positive outcomes and upholding the highest professional standards.

  • Caring is our heartfelt motivation to serve our patients and create the best possible experience.

  • Learning is the way we continually improve and create knowledge and value that can be shared.

  • Joy is what we experience when serving our patients and each other through a job well done.

  • Stewardship is our commitment to create ever greater value with the resources entrusted to us.

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