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Purchasing Assistant - Supply Chain Operations

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Job ID: 24369
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Purchasing Assistant - Supply Chain Operations for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $19.37, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Purchasing Assistant is responsible for providing daily support to the purchasing or contracting team, by assisting with pricing, customer service, projects, and reporting. Supports customer service for Purchasing and Supply Chain contracting departments.


  • Responds to customer communication by both phone and email regarding accounts, orders and requests for Purchasing or Contracting.
  • Expedites orders and/or works with appropriate Buyer to ensure urgent needs are met. Assists Buyers with report management upon request or as needed. Triages work that enters the Supply Chain Contracting Department to appropriate staff to ensure urgent needs are met. Assists Contracting Staff with report management upon request or as needed.
  • Uses electronic systems to generate reports and communicate with key stakeholders as requested. Reports on metrics and department projects and goals. May research and resolve discrepancies.
  • Supports project work for the department.
  • Identifies opportunities to simply and/or improve processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred.


  • Minimum two years of experience in purchasing, contracting, accounts payable, supply chain or related field is required.
  • Experience in a healthcare environment preferred.
  • Experience with medical supplies preferred.
  • Experience in MMIS (materials management information systems) preferred.
  • SharePoint and MSOffice expertise preferred.


  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications as required.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.
  • Ability to set priorities and respond quickly to urgent requests.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Acts as a team player and supports the organization’s success.
  • Experience with medical products is beneficial.
  • Advanced customer services skills.


  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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