Senior Buyer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


The Senior Buyer is responsible for the strategic sourcing and contracting activities associated with the procurement of Purchased Services for various clinical and non-clinical departments. This role supports the entire UC San Diego Health enterprise as part of the central Procurement Services department.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Staying current with customers' short & long term requirements and applicable market trends and conditions.
• Serve as the subject matter expert on sourcing and contracting strategy to assigned departments.
• Leading RFx activities including RFx development, release, negotiations of pricing and agreement terms and conditions, bid evaluation, and supplier selection.
• Contract management and associated activities.
• Supplier management including engaging in supplier business reviews and continuous performance management.
• Assessing and processing incoming new service contract requests.
• Mentor and develop junior buyers.

Assignments will be diverse and complex requiring analysis of unique issues/problems and the ability to apply precedent and California Public Contracting and UC Health standards. Will manage efficiency, compliance, and cost-saving initiatives that require formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources.

Incumbent will exercise sound judgment in selection methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain best value in all transactions. Will be required to make purchasing recommendations based on documented qualitative and quantitative data that satisfy compliance, audit, UC Health, State and other requirements. Adheres to HIPAA and BAA requirements.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in business, healthcare administration or related area; and/or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • A minimum of five or more years of procurement experience, which includes purchasing, strategic sourcing, and contract negotiation.


  • ISM Certification or APICS Certification
  • Sourcing/contracting/procurement experience with purchased services to include consulting services, compliance and legal services, and contract labor.
  • Experience in healthcare, most preferably in an academic medical center.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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