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Purchasing Assistant

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Windham Hospital


Willimantic, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 
For more than 75 years, Windham Hospital has treated patients with the latest high-tech equipment, operated by some of the most skilled and compassionate medical professionals available. We seek to meet the total healthcare needs of people from throughout Northeastern Connecticut. Our staff members are proud to live and work in this area, and are committed to providing quality healthcare to our community.

Job Summary

The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for all of Windham Hospital’s procurement activity. They work independently to coordinate purchasing activity between requesters (Windham Staff) and the supplier community.  
•    Significant attention to detail and diligence should be used to monitor market price trends with the goal of achieving cost savings for the hospital.  
•    In accordance with corporate policies and procedures the Purchasing Assistant will develop and maintain working relationships with external suppliers, and internal customers, to facilitate adequate sources of supply. They will ensure high quality; cost–effective product or services are delivered in support of the HHC core values and strategic plan. 
•    The Purchasing Assistant must support product conversions, system changes, and process improvement opportunities. 



Bachelor’s Degree; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.


3-5 years of purchasing experience.  5 years of purchasing in healthcare preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: 

APICS Certified, APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:  
Negotiation skills
Ability to work independently 
PeopleSoft Procurement module knowledge
Exemplary customer service skills
Strong communication skills -both written and verbal
Data analysis skills
Contract terms and conditions knowledge
Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of clinical and non-clinical staff.

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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